Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. Its geographic diversity is marked by altitudes reaching from 1200 to 8848 m and includes a tropical, subtropical, temperate, subarctic and arctic zone. Lying on the Tibetan Plateau, the country counts with 8 of the 10 worlds highest mountains, including Mount Everest with 8848 m.
Mountain regions like Nepal face particular vulnerabilities to climate change. Due to global warming regions in Nepal face enhanced climate variabilities and more rapid melting of glaciers. Droughts occur more often and intense and increase water resource scarcity which affects amongst others agriculture und livestock. High intense rainfall events during the rainy season cause heavy flood events, landslides and soil erosion. Also, the spreading of vector-borne diseases has been linked to increased rainfall intensity and is one example that shows the vulnerability of the Nepalese population to climate change.
|Nepal||2017||Brot für die Welt (BfdW)||Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS Nepal)||In 2017, a PACDR Village Training Workshop took place in South Lalitpur, Nepal in order to introduce the PACDR village assessment tool to SAHAS staff members.|