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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,

This course on Disaster Risk Reduction, co-organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique, and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) is a three week course.

Integrating disaster resilience in ecosystems management

The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.

Disaster risk management

The monsoon rain that fell incessantly from 11 to 14 August inundated Biratnagar, the industrial capital of Nepal. The city’s airport, the second largest in Nepal, remained submerged for over a week.

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

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

For a country like Nepal, with extreme geological fragility and unsustainable development practices, landscape destruction is nothing new. Such fragility was further compounded by Nepal’s devastating earthquake in 2015 and caused a large number

The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.

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.

Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, like Nepal, are highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information

The Hindu Kush Himalayas are a hot spot of climate change. There is already evidence of major changes affecting mountain areas, with potentially devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of people in the mountains and downstream. Adaptation

Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing more and more on building resilience and increasing preparedness among communities living in hazard prone areas...

Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing more and more on building resilience and increasing preparedness among communities living in hazard prone areas...

Forum reveals new possibilities for water induced disaster management in the Koshi basin

International Day for Disaster Reduction

It is easy to admire the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) as a geographical region with beautiful natural scenery. However, it is also important to remember that the abundance of natural resources in the HKH sustains the livelihoods of more than 1.3

The transboundary Koshi Basin is home to more than 40 million people who depend on its rich natural resources. It is also a multi-hazard environment, one of many in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), where floods, landslides, and droughts affect

Countries endorse post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction