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Climate Change and Adaptation

Assignment Name: Climate Change Adaptation in North Eastern region of India (CCA-NER)-Nagaland, Sikkim and Meghalaya
Name of Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Address: Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, India

Narrative description of Project:

The key objective of assignment was the evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation in North Eastern region of India, which has contributed in enhancing economic, environmental and social conditions within the implementation sectors in the face of changing climate.

CCA-NER is an Indo-German development project financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The program aims “To strengthen adaptive capacities of target groups, therewith reducing their vulnerabilities to climate change in a target-oriented manner”. The program is being implemented in the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Sikkim representing different geographical and bioclimatic zones of the eastern Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot with rural population as the target group, which is being strengthened for adapting better to the likely consequences of climate change.

Specific program components evaluated by GICIA under the CCA-NER program were:

·         Preparation of village water security plans in Tendong Hills, Sikkim

·         Integrated Water Resource Management, Upper Umiam River basin, Meghalaya

·         Drinking water and Sanitation, Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya

·         Regeneration and conservation of oak forests, Sikkim

·         Preservation of biodiversity and culture, KabiLungchok Sacred Preserves, Sikkim

·         Disaster preparedness management plan, Sikkim

·         Eri Peace Silk in Meghalaya and Nagaland

·         Trout farming, Meghalaya

·         Training on oak Mapping/satellite remote sensing, Sikkim

During the evaluation of the CCA-NER program the assessment team, focused on the achievements in terms of financial achievement and physical achievement as prescribed by the funding and implementing agencies in terms of milestones for the program activities. In addition to this gender parity and social equity analysis of the CCA-NER programs were also conducted in conjunction with the evaluation activities. As an outcome of the assessment, bottlenecks were identified within the program and recommendations were provided for the betterment of the same. Further, the assessment team also provided its suggestion regarding the cross-fertilization of the programs within the ambit of CCA-NER for an integrated approach of the operations.

Description of services provided within the assignment:

  • To ascertain as to how effectively the states has been able to achieve the aims and objectives of the program.
  • To assess the progress and implementation of the various activities that has been planned under the program as adaptation measures.
  • To identify the major bottlenecks in the implementation of the Programs in the States.
  • To ascertain the necessity for continuing the program in the states and if need be, to expand the scope of the program.
  • To ascertain as to how effectively the technical support provided by the GIZ under the CCA – NER Program has been utilized by the State implementing agencies in achieving the aims and objectives of the project.
  • To ascertain whether any modification in the objectives, strategies or priorities of the program is called for.
  • To suggest  specific measures for improving the implementation of the program.
Project Status: Completed