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The main output of the action research was a long-term micro-plan developed by the two communities with clear strategies to help improve their adaptive capacity.

By the end of the year, ICIMOD had repaired broken weather stations, replaced broken sensors and solar panels, and continued its scientific work by conducting surveys of surface height change of the debriscovered Langtang and Lirung glaciers.

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 practice,

Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake-Affected Areas is a sign of the depth of policy engagement between ICIMOD and the Government of Nepal. It also prompted other development agencies to seek ICIMOD’s assistance in

The five-day INTECOL 2017 congress organized 74 symposium sessions and three workshops featuring stimulating ecological research on a broad range of topics from around the world. Around 2,000 participants from over 70 countries attended the event.

and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) received the Adaptation at Scale Prize, Protsahan Puraskar (award for encouragement) for the successful implementation of Resilient Mountain Village (RMV)

implementation of climate-resilient practices along the cardamom

Mountains in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are ‘water towers’, which provide water and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these mountains. Scientists project a likely

Vast stretches of fertile floodplains of the Koshi basin is one of the most agriculturally abundant regions of Bihar (India) and Nepal that frequently suffers from significant flood and drought events attributing to low agricultural productivity,

In Udayapur district of Nepal, women generally haven’t had the same access to information, extension services, or opportunities to participate in government programmes and markets as men. However, rising outmigration of men demands that women

SWFG operates in Kalchebesi, a small village of about 25 households situated in Patlekhet, a village development committee in Kavre District. The village is located 46 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Most of the people here

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) was set up to bring together agricultural Research for development (AR4D) organizations for integrated action to deliver sustainable agricultural intensification

Kalchhebesi is seeing many women change makers bringing about behavioural changes in their communities, in the way they farm and in the way they live their lives. Kalchhebesi local Januka Timalsina is a pioneer farmer amongst her peer group of women

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) project, Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards, Ministry of Population and Environment (MOPE), Government of Nepal, with support from the Nepal Agriculture Research Council is working on the

A two-day workshop on ‘Empowering Women as Agents of Change’ to contextualise gender inequality, to identify and strengthen the perceptions of key stakeholders in strengthening women’s roles in decision-making processes, and to recognise

Asia Regional Launch of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)

Resilient Mountain Villages

John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...

– a research programme on adaptation, water, and resilience in glacier and snowpack dependent river basins of the region – brought together policy makers and practitioners from Nepal for a two-day workshop to share initial results of

in 2015 to sharing the research of ICIMOD experts on a range of Himalayan water-related challenges from the status of glaciers to socioeconomic and policy aspects