ForestAction Nepal has recently entered into collaboration with Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and South Asian Institute for Advance Studies (SIAS) to implement a four-year research project on climate change adaptation and meso level institutions. The project is funded by the Danish Government . The project is being undertaken in four countries; Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Nepal. The main objective of this project is to improve adaptation to climate change in rural areas through policy development that stimulates innovation among meso-level institutional actors. Three districts namely Lamjung, Dolakha and Rupandehi have been selected as the case study sites. The research findings are expected to help understand the role of local and meso level institutions in climate change adaptation in Nepal and globally.