Key Stake Holders of the project are Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment and World Food Program (WFP). However we work with several government and none government stakeholders in order to share common resource and inline with national policies. This project activities are planed in partnership with national technical agencies and allied research institutes.
Minister of Mahaweli Development & Environment
H.E. The President
State Minister of Environment
Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma
Secretary for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment
Mr. Anura Dissanayake
The Ministry has overall responsibility in the country for conservation of the environment and natural resources management. It will serve as the executing agency of the project and will provide policy, management guidance and oversight to the project
The Ministry is national level agency for agricultural policy and legislation and sustainable development of the agriculture sector. In collaboration with the MoE, it will provide policy and technical management guidance to the project at national level
The Ministry is in charge of agrarian reform, agrarian services and wildlife conservation. In collaboration with the MoE, it will provide policy and technical management guidance to the project.
The Department of Agriculture is the national agency for agricultural research, development and extension including soil conservation. The Department will serve as an executing partner of the project.
The Department of Agrarian Development is in charge of providing agricultural inputs and services to farming communities and management and rehabilitation of minor tanks.
The Department and its agrarian extension arm will serve as an executing partner of the project.
The Forest Department has the mandate for conservation and management of the countries forests. The Department has an extensive network of local officials who will provide technical support to project activities at Divisional level
The Mahaweli Authority oversees water management and conservation activities in the main Mahaweli Basin.
The DMC is the focal agency for disaster risk reduction and preparedness including early warning systems. The DMC’s district offices in Polonnaruwa and Nuwara Eliya will support project activities related to EWS
Provincial District and Authorities provide implementation support at the local level and ensure mainstreaming of local level policies.
Will provide technical support to implement project activities at national and divisional level
The Department collects disseminate all weather related data of the country and will support the drought forecasting model.
DSDs are the primary local development planning and administrative unit which implements and monitor a range of local development projects. The DS brings together all state and non-state development actors in a given administrative area. In the project the DSD-level implementation and monitoring committee will be the primary unit for technical collaboration, communication and project oversight
Farmer Organizations are local community based organizations registered with the Department of Agrarian Services. In the project FOs will represent farming families working in minor irrigated areas and carry out the ground level project delivery and household level monitoring of results
Farm families are direct beneficiaries and key implementing partners of the project.
WFP will provide technical inputs to the project and be responsible for project formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting. WFP implements many resilience building, climate change adaptation-related activities in partnership with many different Government agencies of Sri Lanka at national and local levels.
WFP has already been involved in pilot climate change mitigation projects in collaboration with the Forest Department of the Ministry of Environment in conflict-affected districts in the eastern and northern provinces.
UNDP Provides technical and capacity support to the DMC and has been extensively involved in risk profile development, especially for drought. UNDP is also a key actor in environmental management and climate change projects in Sri Lanka in partnership with MoE.