Results of the First Stage Judging of the A@S Prize Applicants 

Dear A@S Prize Project Partners,

 

Sub: -  Results of the First Stage Judging of the A@S Prize Applicants 

 

The Adaptation at Scale Prize Project (A@SPP) hereby announces the results of the FIRST STAGE Web-based judging of the final project results submission. A panel of 26 national and international judges carried out the judging based on which the following shortlisting has been done using the 60% average scoring as a cut-off point to qualify as a short listed candidate. The result is summarised in the following Table (Pls. note that 9 organizations have qualified under each group of a) INGOs, Pvt. Sector  and national NGOs, and b) : Local NGOs, Pvt. Sector and CBOs)

 

SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE SHORTLISTED A@S Prize Contestants

Group 1 - Organization Name  (INGOs and National NGOs)

  1. Ithaka Institue for Climate Farming Pvt. Ltd  - Private/National

  2. Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB)/ 3 Local Partners - National

  3. Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) - National

  4. Centre for Rural Technology Nepal (CRT/N) - National

  5. CARE Nepal / Rural Community Development Center - INGO

  6. Dalit Welfare Organisation - National

  7. National Disaster Risk Reduction Center (NDRC) - National

  8. Aapasi Sahayog Kendra (ASK-Nepal) - National

  9. Shikhar Insurance Company ltd - Private/National

Group 2 - Local NGOs and CBOs

  1. Partnership Aid Center (PACE-Nepal) Jumla - Local

  2. Youth Acting for Change Nepal (YAC-Nepal)  - Local NGO

  3. Sundar Nepal Sanstha - Local

  4. Everest Club - Local

  5. Tinjure Rato Pokhari  Community Forest User Group Teenjure - CBO

  6. Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS) - Local

  7. Machhapuchhre Development Organization (MDO) - Local

  8. Community Rural Development Society (CRDS) - Local

  9. Social Awareness and Development Academy (SAADA) - Local

We would like to warmly congratulate each organization that have been short listed for your success and for being eligible to participate in the second and Final stage of judging and participation in the Live Judging and Award Ceremony to be held at the Hotel Himalaya, Patan from 21 to 23 May, 2019.  A separate communication will be sent to each of the short listed partners inviting them to participate in the next stage of the Competition shortly. 

 

All the best,

Adaptation Team

A learning and encouraging visit

The Nepal Adaptation at Scale Prize Project Team had recently undertaken a learning and encouraging visit of the prize partners. The main purposes of the visit were, to:

 

- Systematically observe and check the project progress related data using the Learning and Encouraging Template developed by the team;

- Reconfirm or moderate the progress claimed and data provided at the ground situation in line with the planned five impact areas and major indicators that were supposed to be  reported on;

- Learn or understand documentation of the process of scaling-up and scaling-out reported by each of the 31 project partners for the purpose of preparing different types of knowledge products and learning documents by project implementation team; and

- Document ‘success stories’ emerging so far to help the promotion of the concept of recognizing and rewarding innovative climate change adaptation throughout Nepal.

Nepalgunj Regional Workshop

A one-day orientation workshop was conducted in Nepalgunj on 31 May 2015 for the potential applicants from Mid/Far West Regions of Nepal. The purpose of the orientation workshop was to provide information on the Adaptation at Scale Prize Stage One Application Process, including Eligibility Criteria, Judging Criteria, and Terms & Conditions etc. and to generate maximum participation of applicants from the both regions. The workshop was conducted by Adaptation at Scale Prize, Ideas to Impact and organized in coordination with Mid and Far West regions based respective regional secretariats of NGONCC, YAC Nepal, Dhangadi and DWO, Banke.

A total number of 40 participants representing NGOs, CBOs, Government agency representatives, community users’ group members etc. attended the workshop. The workshop started with a session on Adaptation at Scale Prize – Background, Context and Implications to Adaptation and was conducted further with sessions that oriented the participants on Eligibility Criteria and Judging Criteria of applying process of the Adaptation at Scale Prize. The other sessions conducted was on Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines on the Prize Applying process. A session on how to register online on the web platform of the Adaptation at Scale Prize website was also demonstrated for the participants.

The workshop was attended by participants who represented diverse working sector and majority of there are of work they have been implementing has been addressing the climate change and climate change adaptation issues in their project activities. Majority of activities that the participants shared during the workshop that has been addressing climate change and climate change adaptation initiations as cross cutting issue in the main thematic addressed issues were in the following areas

  • Alternate Energy Promotion, Biogas Preservation, Promotion of use of improved cooking stoves
  • Agriculture, Seed Banks, Irrigation, Local Seed Preservation, Nursery
  • Nutrition and Food Security
  • Natural Resources Management and Preservation of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Preparedness, flood/earthquake affected areas
  • Implementations Community Adaptation Plan of Action (CAPA) and Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA) to address Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Climate adapted villages
  • Community Forestry
  • Capacity Building, Mobilization of local youth clubs, Awareness programmes on local radio, Gender Equality, strengthen access to information of local people

During the 2nd half of the workshop a group work was conducted among the participants. There were 4 groups who were given situations (cases) and each group had to present their findings in each case from the perspective of eligibility criteria and judging criteria of the prize scheme as discussed with them earlier. They were to analyse the strength and weakness of each case and give their opinion whether the case is fit to the prize scheme or not?

News coverage of the event

Adaptation at Scale Launch Event

Adaptation at Scale Prize was formally launched amidst a function in Kathmandu, Nepal on 5th May 2016 by Ideas to Impact. The prize is being implemented in Nepal by IMC Worldwide with support from DFID UK to reward innovative solutions to scale up climate change adaptation in Nepal.

The prize was officially launched by Mr. Ram Prasad Lamsal, Joint Secretary and Chief, Climate Change Management Division of Ministry of Population and Environment, Government of Nepal (GoN).

An introduction on Adaptation at Scale Prize was presented by Mr. Purusottam Man Shrestha, Team Leader, Ideas to Impact. The launch event was addressed by Mr. Mark Smith, Deputy Head, DFID Nepal and key adaptation challenges in Climate Change of Nepal was presented by Dr. Madan Koirala, Professor of Environmental Science at Tribhuvan University, Expert member of Climate Change Council of the GoN. Ms. Kanchan Lama, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialist also presented on Community based adaptation from gender perspective. The launch event was also remarked with key concepts and aim of the prize by Ms. Bryony Everett, Senior Technical Director, IMC Worldwide.

The event was attended by above 60, representing the diverse sector such as GoN agencies, donors, NGOs, INGOs, organisational networks, media and others. The purpose of the launch event was to generate general public's awareness and to raise interest to apply for the Prize.

A question answer session was also held during the event in which questions were answered by the Prize Team. How the information about the prize would be disseminated to the people was questioned, for which it was answered that online information about the prize in a web page, Email, Media, Workshops and Networking with partners will be the key outreach tools.

The other query was on what kind of initiation will be awarded with the financial reward prize and it was answered that assessment of existing activity will be assessed apart from previous experience, lessons learnt and processing of project activities will be considered for the prize.

It was also asked if there is any limitation in project size for the purpose of being prized and it was answered that the winners will be rewarded as per their achievement, plan for scaling up the innovation and size of coverage area.

News Clips Links to media coverage on the Adaptation at Scale Prize Launch

http://therisingnepal.org.np/epaper/showimage?img=uploads/epaper/2016-05-06/4eb147511a5c34b91f1f67e77bd90aa3.jpg http://gorkhapatraonline.com/epaper/showimage?img=uploads/epaper/2016-05-07/7a602e4ab09bf0da6ac778b0ed1739d3.jpg

http://www.corporatenepal.com/news/3921

http://www.corporatenepal.com/news/3925

http://hamarpahura.com/3482#sthash.ZG6sNOFo.dpuf

http://kantipur.ekantipur.com/printedition/news/2016-05-09/20160509074423.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOs_bGjOq6w&spfreload=5

http://rajdhani.com.np/article/0759486001463200980 http://rajdhani.com.np/epaper/770

Regional Workshops on Orientation on Adapataion at Scale Prize

The Stage 1 prize of Adaptation at Scale Prize titled Encouragement Prize (Protsahan Puraskar) was launched on 5th May 2016. Regional levelled one day orientation workshops, targeting potential applicants from all regions of Nepal.

The first regional workshop is being conducted in Nepalgunj on 31 May 2016 for the potential applicants from Mid/Far West Regions of Nepal. The purpose of the orientation workshop is to provide information on the Adaptation at Scale Prize Stage One Application Process, including Eligibility Criteria, Judging Criteria, and Terms & Conditions etc. and to generate maximum participation of applicants from the both regions.