Development cooperation ,27.06.2018

Institutional Cooperation between Finland and Nepal in meteorological services; 3rd Phase


The Finnish Meteorological Institute has carried out institutional cooperation (ICI) with the Nepalese counterpart Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) in the years 2010-2012 and 2013-2017. DHM is an organization under the Ministry of Population and Environment in Nepal. DHM has a mandate from Government to monitor all the hydrological and meteorological activities in Nepal. The first phase of the project was evaluated in 2012. The conclusion was that DHM had a high ownership of the project and mutual accountability had been evident in the project. It was noted, that the project had addressed the specific needs of the DHM and the impact of the project had been positive. However improvements were suggested to wider dissemination of skills within the Department, results-based management and targeting of participants to the trainings. The recommendations were taken into account in the planning of the second phase of the project. The third phase of the project will continue to respond to the development needs of the Government of Nepal and the DHM, in the years 2018-2021. The funding for the third phase is XX euros. The overall objective of the project is improved capability of the Government of Nepal to respond to the increased risks of natural disasters related to weather and climate. The project has three main expected results: 1) Improved processes of DHM to manage the new observation systems 2) Improved production and service system 3) Enhanced Customer Relations

Funding decision  27.06.2018

500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 40%
  • Disaster prevention and preparedness 40%
  • Water resources conservation (including data collection) 20%

Funding channel

  • Ilmatieteen laitos
  • Nepalin hydrorologian ja meteorologian laitos



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