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The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with


The mock drill followed the installation of three community-based flood early warning systems (CB-FEWS) at selected sites along the Ratu River in late June and early July 2015. CB-FEWS are devices engineered to alert downstream communities...

community-based forest fire information system complements the efforts of ICIMOD to provide timely information about forest fire incidents in Nepal to relevant officials in the forestry sector. ICIMOD’s current forest fire Information system

In consultation with the Government of Nepal, ICIMOD provided immediate relief support to partners, communities, and familie...

Cooperation with Mountain Community 23 Jun 2014, Published in China Academy of Sciences China strengthens cooperation with mountain Community 23 Jun 2014, Published in China Daily China Strengthens Cooperation with Mountain Community 22 Jun

Cooperation with Mountain Community 23 Jun 2014, Published in China Academy of Sciences China strengthens cooperation with mountain Community 23 Jun 2014, Published in China Daily China Strengthens Cooperation with Mountain Community 22 Jun

An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...

After a massive earthquake, ICIMOD responded with data, analysis, relief, and government support in the Koshi basin

2015 Gorkha earthquake

With the changing climate and their own rapidly changing socio-economic conditions, farmers in Nepal are demanding newer, better ways of irrigating their farms. The Department of Irrigation (DOI) is the nodal agency for irrigation in Nepal and their

To date, the response teams have identified over 3,000 landslides, and assembled a database of over 250 identified landslides and other large mass movements, focusing specifically on those that were generated by the earthquake and its aftershocks...

In 2013, ICIMOD Koshi Basin Programme (KBP) started working with the Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF) in partnership with residents from Tinpiple and Dapcha of Kavrepalanchowk District, a midhill region of Nepal, with an aim to track down

Celebrating International Women

Discussing a number of lessons learnt, this series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of cooperation

ICIMOD Hosts First Green Solutions Fair at ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari

Amina Maharjan

ICIMOD’s strong response to the Gorkha Earthquake was recognized in 2015 with the ESRI Humanitarian Award, which honoured ICIMOD for the quick, targeted and effective way in which its local responders and global experts were brought together to

Iris Leikanger

Sami Joshi