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to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has


Despite ecological and cultural significance, the future of transhumance herders seems uncertain due to demographic, socio-economic, institutional, and geo-political changes as well as unfavorable policies and climatic factors...

community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

Sustainable energy

Much of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of

Policy analysis

Clean Energy Access for Mountain People

The study shows that the HKH remains energy-poor, with more than 80% of rural households still reliant on traditional solid biomass fuel for cooking and heating. This is causing enormous damage to the environment, triggering widespread harm to human

Private sector engagement


Upstream and downstream are connected. So are natural resources and human livelihoods. Improving the management of water resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas means recognizing those connections and building them into policy making and development

In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and

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

an avenue to strengthen community interactions and engagement for conservation and development 15 Nov 2016 communities develop demonstrable agroforestry systems with Poulownia plantation in Sushare Gaun, Gorkha, Nepal 09 Nov 2016 REDD+

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2012

Rucha Ghate

ICIMOD joins the world community to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples we remain conscious of and humbled by the rich diversity, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and innovation in art, science, and

May 2015 Delegates visit community-based flood early warning prototype 25 May 2015 ICIMOD provides relief to communities 25 May 2015 ICIMOD provides relief to earthquake-affected local staff 25 May 2015 Bhutanese farmers learn livestock