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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.

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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

Roundtable explores links between migration and adaptation

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

International Mountain Day 2014 Celebrations in ICIMOD’s Member Countries

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

Message from Director General on International Women’s Day 2015

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

Migration and Adaptation

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Roundtable on Migration as an Adaptation to Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (In Pakistan)

Roundtable on Migration as an Adaptation to Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (In Nepal)

The theme for this year’s International Mountain Day calls for us to recognize and celebrate the diversity and identities that populate mountain regions around the world.

International Women’s Day 2012

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