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Migration and Remittances
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.
Solar pumps are as powerful as diesel pumps, but cleaner, less expensive, quieter, and easier to use. The operating cost, after the price of the pump itself, is essentially free. The added findings on gender equity could make them an even more
IOM and ICIMOD to collaborate on labour migration and remittances in climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region
The increased participation of women in economic activities is perceived to be a sign of empowerment. Development targets such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise on the
Increasing migration from the hills: remittance and increased resilience
Roundtable explores links between migration and adaptation
ICIMOD rallies stakeholders to discuss adaptation measures for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan
ICIMOD became an Observer in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council during its 106th Session, which was held in Geneva from 24–27 November 2015. On the occasion, Dr Golam Rasul, ICIMOD Livelihoods Theme Leader, made a statement
It’s 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
The adverse impacts of environmental shocks and stressors will be disproportionately high in developing countries, especially among the poor and vulnerable populations. People will respond to these impacts with a combination of in-situ and ex-situ
Dr Amina Maharjan works at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) since April 2015 as livelihood specialist for migration studies.
Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on population movements
A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites.