ADAPT-Nepal is a not-for-profit-distributing company initiated with an aim to improve the capacity of the communities, particularly the poor, by developing tools and methods in determining climate change, its impacts and vulnerabilities as well as possible adaptation and mitigation options in order to reduce the risks associated with climate change. This is achieved by establishing institutions active in the climate change sector, promoting cooperation with relevant stakeholders to undertake climate change projects, advocating for policy and regulatory reforms and undertaking targeted research studies.
The scientific communities associated with the organization are working hard together in determining and documenting sound scientific evidences of climate change and its impact through shared learning approaches from modern and traditional knowledge and skills. ADAPT-Nepal is committed to the values of empowering individuals, local communities and scientific groups to help themselves in creating good knowledge base and better preparedness to cope with changed climate by maintaining good and functional relationship on sound and reliable data base.
The main objective of ADAPT-Nepal is to empower the local communities, scientific personnel and policy makers in reducing climate risks as well as determining potential adaptation and mitigation options to address the climate change issues.
Our team of dedicated professionals from various research institutions with international experiences in hydrology and meteorology have set frontier studies in various sectors like water resources, disaster risk reduction, agriculture and food security, energy security, management of forests and biodiversity and public health that have guided the implementation of national plans and strategies like Initial National Communication, National Adaptation Programs of Action, Second National Communication, National Early Warning Strategy and the others. Despite being young organization established in September 2008, the organization has pioneered several national level programs in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation.