Mountain Research and Development Vol 37, No 3 Mountain Forests and the SDGs
This Focus Issue assesses the role of mountain forests in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. After an Introductory Essay, papers cover gender issues in agroforestry (Ethiopia) and community forests (Nepal), small-scale mountain farm forestry (Austria), rubber and the rural economy (China), a throughfall-exclusion experiment (Bhutan), mountain forest resilience (India), Andean forest landscape research, US federal forest productivity, rangeland property rights (Bhutan), and urban spatial growth modelling (China).
Reaching the Most Vulnerable Across the Border: Community-based Flood Early Warning Systems
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is prone to natural hazards. Climate change and its impacts exacerbate this susceptibility. Floods and flash floods are major natural hazards in the HKH and are catastrophic to downstream communities. Many rivers and tributaries flowing from the mountains and hills of Nepal enter the plains of India forming flat, flood-prone, and partially waterlogged areas.
International Conference on Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia
Climate change and other drivers of change in the HKH have already begun to impact ecosystems and communities and often manifest in communities through an increasing vulnerability and exposure to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and landslides. There is a need to strengthen approaches for building resilience in the mountains, as resilience is required for achieving many of the SDGs, and neglecting mountain resilience will inevitably lead to sustainability challenges in the plains.
Solar drier to reduce human dependency on forest resources in Mizoram, India
Mizoram’s forest cover is the highest of any state in India but it is severely degraded. ICIMOD’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+ Initiative) is working with the Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ARCBR) of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and the State Department of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in Mizoram for building capacity on REDD+ in India’s North East.
Mr Shekhar Ghimire is a Nepalese national, born and raised in Kathmandu. After completing a university degree in Business Administration in Nepal, he studied Chartered Accountancy in New Delhi, India ...
Basanta Raj Shrestha
Director Strategic Cooperation
Laurie Ann Vasily
Head Knowledge Management and Communication/Senior KM Specialist
Dr Laurie Ann Vasily joined ICIMOD as Head of Knowledge Management and Communication in January 2017 ...
Dr Wu Ning, a Chinese national, joined ICIMOD in October 2011 ...
Prior to joining ICIMOD, Dr Aditi was a Senior Researcher at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based at Colombo, Sri Lanka and then at New Delhi, India ...
Mir Abdul Matin
Theme Leader, Geospatial Solutions
Dr Mir Matin has more than twenty years of experience in leading geospatial teams for various national and international organisation and projects ...
Head Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Farid Ahmad is Head of ICIMOD’s Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit ...
Dr Golam Rasul, Theme Leader, Livelihoods, is a development economist. He is a national of Bangladesh ...
Chi Huyen Truong
Dr Chi Huyen Truong joined ICIMOD in March 2016 as Programme Coordinator of Himalayan University Consortium ...
Regional Programme Manager
Birendra Bajracharya is currently the Acting Regional Programme Manager of Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) at ICIMOD ...
Dr Dhrupad Choudhury, an Indian national, joined ICIMOD in March 2006 as Programme Coordinator of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Technical Assistance Grant Programme ...