A German development bank and Nagaland government have signed an agreement to raise adaptive capacity of rural people in the face of climate changes.
As part of the climate change adaptation (CCA) project in the North-East, the German government-owned development bank, Reconstruction Credit Institute (KfW) on Tuesday signed the ‘minutes of meeting” (MoM) with the Nagaland government for implementation of the programme.
Before signing the MoM a KfW mission team visited various parts of the state for three days and held meetings with officials from various departments, including the State Task Force on Climate Change, a state official said here.
Dr. Marcus Stewen, senior project manager of KfW signed the document on behalf of the German bank while Chief Secretary Lalthara signed for Nagaland in the latter’s office in presence of additional chief secretary and development commissioner Alemtemshi Jamir and other senior government officials.
The KfW (German financial cooperation programme) will be implemented involving various government agencies, including Nagaland Environment Programme through Economic Development (NEPED) and NGOs, through micro-level planning and execution of livelihood programmes keeping in mind the challenges of climate change.
The programme, which is likely to take off by early 2012, is intended to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural people in Nagaland in the face of climate change and variability, the official said.