CARE Nepal has been involved in promoting food and nutrition security, livelihood, resilience to climate change and community based Natural Resource Management (NRM) in Nepal for more than two decades. Through the implementation of more than 10 projects around agriculture and food security, livelihoods, biodiversity conservation, natural resources governance, watershed management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, CARE has ensured gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), governance and resilience are cross-cutting.

CARE Nepal has extensive experience in community forestry, biodiversity conservation, community-based biodiversity monitoring, climate change adaptation, livelihoods, gender and social inclusion and good governance. CARE Nepal, an active participant in climate change discourse, is a member of the Forest Sector Coordination Committee, and climate change networks led by international development community (INGOS) and Government of Nepal. In Nepal, CARE has led on various tools and approaches to: improve governance in natural resource management and biodiversity conservation; improve livelihoods of forest dependent communities; and bring a gender transformative and social inclusion approach to biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation. CARE Nepal draws on its national and global experiences to address food security, livelihood, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction by focusing on women and adolescent girls from marginalized, poor, vulnerable and socially excluded (PVSE) groups.