Congregational Transboundary Flood Resilience Project in Kosi and Narayani/ Gandak River Basins

Duration: 2019-2022

Status: Completed
Focus Area
Transboundary Communities
Supported by
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
West Champaran and Supaul districts of Bihar
Tag Words

Resilient Agriculture, DRR, CCA

The cross-border partnership project addressed the longstanding issue of floods among the riparian communities living in the Gandak, Narayani, and Kosi river basins in India and across the border in Nepal.

The project caters to flood-affected households in transboundary communities to build up their resilience to mitigate their vulnerabilities to monsoonal flooding. The overarching project goal is that 100,000 flood-affected individuals in the Kosi and Narayani River basins in India and Nepal will be less vulnerable and more resilient to flooding by the end of the year 2021.

  • Communities have reduced vulnerabilities through strong community-based DRR institutions. 20 VDMCs in 5 blocks of Bihar were capacitated and integrated into the local government structures.
  • Flood-resilient livelihoods (community-adopted climate-resilient smart agricultural practices) 3 flood-resilient smart villages and the other 4 villages have been linked with Fasal Sahayta Yojna and have established disaster risk transfer capacity (safety net).

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