The A@S prize winners

Organization Name  (INGOs and National NGOs)

1- Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB)/ 3 Local Partners - 1st place, £100,000

2 - Ithaka Institue for Climate Farming Pvt. Ltd   - 2nd place, £75,000

3 - Shikhar Insurance Company ltd - 3rd place, £50,000

Honorary Prize 

Centre for Rural Technology Nepal (CRT/N) - £12,500, technology award

Dalit Welfare Organisation - £12,500, inclusion award

Local NGOs and CBOs

1- Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) - 1st place, £100,000

2- Partnership Aid Center (PACE-Nepal) Jumla  - 2nd place, £ 75,000

3 - Sundar Nepal Sanstha - 3rd place, £50,000

Honorary Prize

Tinjure Rato Pokhari  Community Forest User Group Teenjure - £12,500, sustainability award

Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS) - £12,500, governance award

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)



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. 

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?

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