Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards (BRCH) 

Assignment name:   System Integrator
Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards (BRCH) Project under Pilot program on Climate Resilience (PPCR)
Approx. value of the contract (in current US$ 2.1 million)
Country: Nepal
Location within country
Duration of assignment (months): 4 years
Name of client:  Ministry of Science Technology and Environment, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal
Total no of staff-months of the assignment: 336
Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
No of professional staff-months provided by associated consultants:
Start date (month/year):  June 19, 2014  to Till
Completion Date: June 2018
Name of associate consultants, if any: Lead Consulting Firm is Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
Name of senior professional staff of this firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) – Mr. Adarsha P. Pokhrel  working as a Deputy Team-Leader and Hydrology Expert
Narrative description of Project: 
The major activities are:
· Capacity Assessment and Design of Modernization Plan of Meteorological and       Hydrological Services and Early Warning System of DHM
· Modernization of DHM observation networks, communication and ICT systems,    improvement of hydro-meteorological numerical prediction systems especially in the field of  Civil Aviation Sector.
· Institutional strengthening, capacity building and implementation support to DHM
· Design of legal, regulatory and institutional framework for DHM. Enhancement of the    service delivery system of DHM
· Pilot End to End Early Warning System in two River Basins of Nepal
· Pilot DHM climate and weather information for users in agriculture- Agriculture    Management Information System