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ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Program and Helvetas started an initiative to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMPS) in Sindhuli, Ratancharua and Baseshwor districts. WUMP promotes effective and equitable water management at local level.
for science-society interaction (interaction between farmers and scientists) in relation to action research findings and expose selected leader farmers on innovative agriculture technologies and climate smart
Action research to benefit farmers
Participatory action research on drip irrigation
Wetlands in the Erhai Lake basin of Yunnan Province are a rich habitat for plants and animals and play a key role in water purification for China’s second largest highland lake.
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
United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) is a Collaborative effort between FAO, UNDP and UN Environment. It builds on the convening power
With the development of a Private Sector Engagement Strategy, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is conducting a series of meetings in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) with potential private sector entities and
than 50 researchers from institutions around the world convened in Dhulikhel, Nepal, this week to make a major push forward in producing a comprehensive assessment of the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya (HKH). The assessment will be the major content
India’s National REDD+ Strategy is being formulated to meet the requirements prescribed by the UNFCCC. The strategy will also outline the process for developing three remaining prerequisites of REDD+: the national forest reference level, national
ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has
The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.
and VDC plans as a result of research conducted by the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), a partner of
Against the unparalleled backdrop of Everest and Nuptse, the late November sun warms the glaciologist slightly as he prepares for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) survey flight...
Atmospheric composition in Nepal is changing, notably more rapidly over the last decade due to increasing emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases both inside and outside the country. Air pollution has reached hazardous level in many parts of
Putting research in the heart of the Himalayas
Atmospheric scientists call for collaborative efforts to tackle regional air pollution at Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop
Sharing knowledge key to action on ground
Those joining the summit highlighted the need for close and innovative collaboration. Participants stressed the required development of regional scholar leaders in the HKH for the promotion of evidence-based decisions on highlands and lowlands.