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The Himalayan University Consortium: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Mountains
Disseminating knowledge to the broad public through websites, articles, film, and other outreach activities, while building a network of scientists and practitioners across the region that share data and knowledge, and collaborate across borders.
he Indus Basin is a key resource shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. Rising in the Tibetan Plateau in China and fed by tributaries from the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalayan ranges, some 300 million people live within the basin
the second GFOI Capacity Building Summit from 18–21 September
Bihar is India’s poorest state, and also the most flood-prone, with 73 per cent of its area routinely flooded by rivers from the Himalayas. Floods impact over three-quarters of the people of North Bihar.
A training course titled “Application of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Mapping and Monitoring of Glaciers” was organized in Afghanistan from 14-18 January 2017. The training was organized in response to the
Eighty-plus policy maker and journalist participants from Afghanistan China, India and Pakistan, were present as Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Hafeez-ur-Rahman opened the International Conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on
This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information to
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) conduced its first regional workshop on Air Quality Instrument Operation and Maintenance from 21–25 November 2016 in Kathmandu.
ICIMOD, in collaboration with Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority and Focus Humanitarian Assistance, is planning to pilot Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS) in Gilgit Baltistan under the project ‘Agricultural Water,
Two students from Sherubtse College who were alumni of the NASA DEVELOP internship programme at ICIMOD received first and runner-up prizes for best student presentation in the Second Annual Research Symposium and Environmental Fair organized by the
HI-AWARE researchers from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), The Mountain Institute-India and local organisations recently visited Santook Mirik on the outskirts of Kalimpong in the Teesta Basin in India to take
Springs are the primary source of water for many communities living in mid-hills of Nepal. Changes in social and economic activity as well as in rainfall patterns have led to drying up of springs resulting in additional pressure on agriculture.
Delegates from the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), a private sector body comprising of members from the Bhutanese business community, visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters in
for the position of Head of Knowledge Management and Communication/Senior KM Specialist. The KMC Head is responsible for realizing ICIMOD’s role as a regional Knowledge, learning, and enabling centre and steering a team of
ICIMOD establishes knowledge partners
Regional Crysphere Knowledge Hub
Hindu Kush-Himalayan Countries agree to collaborate on Access and Benefit Sharing of Biological Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Pema Namgyal from the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), Bhutan, completed a two-week long on-the-job training on database and system management at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters