Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Project Title: Nepal-India Trans-Boundary Resilience

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has worked with communities across the Nepal-India border to boost their ability to absorb, adapt, and transform in the face of annual floods. Building on a successful 2016 pilot, the project focused on integrated strategies to improve Early Warning Systems (EWS), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and building resilient livelihoods through cross-border community-based structures. The project has also bolstered the capacity to document and influence policy at the national and regional level through working with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

Facts about the Challenge project


South Asia


Nepal and India 

Team lead

Narayan Gyawali

Lead organization

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Local partners

Koshi Victim Society (KVS), SAHAMTI, 

International partners

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), DanChurchAid (DCA), Grameen Development Services (GDS), Integrated Development Foundation (IDF), and Yale University Himalaya Initiative