Participatory Action Research on Climate change: A documentation of Process and Learning

NIDWAN with the support of MAMA CASH carried out a qualitative research on Participatory Action Research on Climate Change in Chautara Sangachokgadi Municipality, Ward 5, Sindhupalchowk. District. The aim of the qualitative research was to initiate systematic documentation of the PAR by engaging and empowering Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women with Disability on climate change impact and its linkages with their lives and livelihood.

The research was designed in two modalities; first the training session for Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women with Disabilities and second field visit at the community level to understand the ground issues of climate change and its impacts on indigenous peoples and indigenous persons with disabilities. The study adopted the participatory menthond i.e cyclic process consisting of planning, action, reflection and evaluation. The community people were fully engaged both as co researcher and as key informants or subjects to gather the evidence of cc impact. 

This Participatory Action Research on Climate Change’s study looks at the impact of climate change on Indigenous Peoples especially Indigenous Women and Indigenous Women with Disabilities in Chautara Sangachokgadi Municipality, Sindhupalchok. It values the knowledges that have been historically marginalized by creating a research space where individuals and the collective can express their municipality and use this municipality to inform research questions, designs and analysis. The study reflected ground realities of climate change impact  in chautara sangachokgadhi impact of climate change in water resources, agriculture, human health and forest. The study identified the 41 water spout (hiti) and monitored and evaluated the water spout by considering the 12 spout as a baseline and later submitted the documented issues to ward.

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