Promoting best practices, capacity development, and innovations

The aim of “research into use” at ICIMOD means generating knowledge and practices that develop capacity and drive innovation for addressing the challenges that face mountain people. 

  • Enabling innovations in water sector, improving water management and livelihoods 
    As conditions change in the mountain and hills, we will focus on innovations that can enhance adaptive capacities and identify emerging livelihood opportunities for mountain people. A few early examples of this work include solar pumps, ICT for agriculture, storing of fresh water for irrigation, and innovations in water efficiencies for agricultural use.

  • Developing basin-wide responsive knowledge
    Exciting new possibilities are opening up for access to data and information for decision-making. In the past ICIMOD has hosted Koshi Basin Information System and Indus Basin Knowledge Platform. In Phase II, ICIMOD will integrate existing web platforms into a River Basin Information System (RBIS) covering the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra basins. As more reliable, up-to-date data becomes increasingly crucial to regional policies, cross-border communication can help pave the way for a healthier, more environmentally-secure future.