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IOM and ICIMOD to collaborate on labour migration and remittances in climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

Organization for Migration (IOM) Council during its 106th Session, which was held in Geneva from 24–27 November 2015. On the occasion, Dr Golam Rasul, ICIMOD Livelihoods Theme Leader, made a statement to

Around 15 per cent of the world’s estimated 105 million labour migrants come from Himalayan countries, where their earnings contribute so strongly to the economy that in Nepal alone remittances make up a quarter of GDP.

ICIMOD Statement from Dr Golam Rasul, 24 November 2015

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The aim of the workshop is to build better understanding of on-going interventions related to climate change adaptation and livelihoods in Himalica pilot sites.

The training was both theoretical and practical, as participants went out into the community of Udayapur to practice their skills.

The adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors will be disproportionately high in developing countries, especially among the poor and vulnerable populations. People will respond to these impacts with a combination of in-situ and ex-situ

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Developing countries, especially poor and vulnerable populations in these countries, are disproportionately bearing the adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors. People are responding to these impacts with a mix of in-situ and ex-situ

The national expert symposium on ‘Ecosystem based adaptation: practices, challenges and opportunities in Pakistan’ will gather researchers, practitioners and managers to discuss existing best practices on Ecosystem...

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Global water resources are facing increasing pressure from climate change and rising consumption. This problem is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion