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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.
Amina Maharjan, agricultural economist, and migration specialist with HI-AWARE, participated in the 33rd ‘International Geographical Congress 2016’, held in Beijing between 21-25th August 2016.
Roundtable explores links between migration and adaptation
theme for this year’s International Mountain Day is ‘Mountain Farming’. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about how mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has been a model for sustainable development for
International Mountain Day 2014 Celebrations in ICIMOD’s Member Countries
International Women’s Day (IWD) has over the years become a landmark event in the annual activity calendar of ICIMOD. The Gender Resource Team (GReaT team), a dedicated team of gender champions from different streams within ICIMOD, and the gender
IOM and ICIMOD to collaborate on labour migration and remittances in climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region
Migration and Remittances
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As in the past years, ICIMOD will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. The theme for IWD this year is
Message from Director General on International Women’s Day 2015
International Day for Disaster Reduction
Roundtable on Migration as an Adaptation to Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (In Nepal)
Roundtable on Migration as an Adaptation to Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (In Pakistan)
often thought that migration remittances can boost a community’s resilience to disaster. But would that prove to be the case after the 2015 earthquake, or would the lack of youth to help with rescue and reconstruction mean that, in
International Women’s Day 2012
Two-hundred and forty scientists from 26 countries came to Kathmandu in March to share the latest findings on glaciers and glacier change during the first symposium of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) to be held in Nepal.
International Mountain Day 2012