Dr. Rishiram Sharma

National Project Director

Mr. Saraju Kumar Baidya

Assistant Project Director

BRCH Introduction

Building Resilience to Climate-Related Hazards (BRCH) project aims to transition Nepal’s hydro-meteorological services into a modern service-oriented system that will build resilience today as well as adaptive capacity for the future. It intends to enhance government capacity to mitigate climate related hazards by improving the accuracy and timeliness of weather and flood forecasts for disaster preparedness by the general population and warnings for climate-vulnerable communities. The project will also support agricultural management information system services to help farmers mitigate climate-related hazards.

The PPCR is a program of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), administered by the Multilateral Development Banks (in Nepal the Asian Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank) to support implementation of country-led programs and investments. The overall objective of the PPCR is to demonstrate ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning. Nepal accepted the offer to participate in the PPCR on May 13, 2009. The Building Resilience to Climate-Related Hazards (BRCH) project started on 20 June 2013 in Nepal after signing an agreement between the Government of Nepal and the World Bank on 30 April 2013.

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    Stakeholder Consultation on Establishment of Upper Air Radiosonde

    DHM has conducted stakeholder consultation meeting on establishment of Upper Air Radiosonde on 4th of August, 2017 at the premises of Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (CDHM), Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur. The meeting was chaired by Head of the Department of CDHM Dr. Deepak Aryal. Rector of Tribhuvan University, Prof.…

    Contract Signing Completed for Establishment of Weather Radar Station

    Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has signed contract with Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC), USA for installing Weather Radar on 27th June, 2017. The Radar will be established at Ratanangla of Surkhet district. This is the first Weather Radar in Nepal which locates precipitation, calculates its motion and estimates its…

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