Stakeholder Workshop on “Developing Criteria for Classifying and Assessing Climate Change Adaptation Options in the Gandaki River Basin”
29 March 2016 - 29 March 2016, at Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact Person: Anjal Prakash
Type: Workshop

A view of the mid-hill part of the Gandaki river basin. (Photo: Pranita Bhusan Udas)


As part of its Research into Use (RiU) component, HI-AWARE is developing a Climate Change and Adaptation (CCA) Matrix. The CCA Matrix is a tool to systematically explore, review and classify existing and ongoing adaptation measures and approaches. HI-AWARE aims to move beyond traditional criteria and include criteria related to the robustness of given measures during critical moments, their time horizons and flexibility. If and/or how an adaptation measure reduces the vulnerability of the poor is set to be an important criterion.

Objective of the workshop

Specifically, the workshop aims to:

  • Get feedback and input from stakeholders on improved classification of adaptation options.
  • Identify the most important criteria for policymakers and practitioners for evaluating or assessing adaptation options.

Expected outputs

  • Improved criteria for classifying and assessing Climate Change Adaptation options will be developed, which will in turn feed into the CCA Matrix, which will provide scientific understanding of climate change adaptation options in the Gandaki River Basin;
  • Filling in “gaps” in the current understanding of opportunities and barriers facing policy makers and practitioners in undertaking regional and basin-wide approaches to adaptation interventions in major sectors impacted by climate change.


 Time  Events  Role
09:00-09:15 Registration and tea All
09:15-09:30 Opening remarks Dr. Arun Shrestha
09:30-09:45 Objective of the workshop Dr. Aditi Mukherji
09:45-10:00 Introduction of the participants Participants
10:00-10:15 About the HI-AWARE project Dr. Anjal Prakash
10:15-11:00 Presentation on the classification of adaptation measures, and group discussions Dr. Bimal Regmi
11:00-11:15 Tea and networking  
11:15-12:00 Criteria for assessing adaptation options/measures, and group discussions Dr. Bimal Regmi
12:00-12:30 Group presentations Dr. Anjal Prakash
12:50-13:00 Conclusion and the way forward Dr. Aditi Mukherji
13:00-14:00 Lunch