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In an effort to scale up climate-smart technologies and practices piloted in Barshong Gewog through the Local 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) for Tsirang, Bhutan, the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica)
a risk to future hydropower development. The changing probabilities and magnitudes of extreme events can place an additional risk
Bishnu Prasad Ghimire, a vegetable farmer from Triyuga, a municipality in Nepal’s Udayapur district, recalls how up until a few years ago, his community relied on neighbouring districts or Indian states for vegetables. Udayapur has seen a
Non-farm livelihood promotion
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
The second book launch of HICAP’s new title, “Gender Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in China with Focus on Yunnan” was held in Baoshan City, Yunnan, China, on 15 March 2017. Many of the case studies presented in this book
Kalchhebesi is seeing many women change makers bringing about behavioural changes in their communities, in the way they farm and in the way they live their lives. Kalchhebesi local Januka Timalsina is a pioneer farmer amongst her peer group of women
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) by organizing various activities at its Knowledge Park in Godavari, Nepal, and venues in regional member countries Afghanistan and Bhutan.
Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.
A seven-day training of lead farmers on beekeeping was organized from 5 -11 January 2017 with the main objective of supporting locals in Baganbari, an AdaptHimal pilot site in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts. The International Centre for
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines of the 10th INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Changshu, China, from 19–24 September 2016.
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,
Private sector engagement
for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on kiwi fruit cultivation and nursery propagation. In Islamabad, training was held to establish a
Taungya, or shifting cultivation system, is a major food and income production system for the majority of farmers in Chin State of Myanmar. A peer learning workshop, Good Practices in Taungya system, was organised in Hakha, capital of Chin, 16-17
Springs are the primary source of water for many communities living in mid-hills of Nepal. Changes in social and economic activity as well as in rainfall patterns have led to drying up of springs resulting in additional pressure on agriculture.
The aim of the workshop is to build better understanding of on-going interventions related to climate change adaptation and livelihoods in Himalica pilot sites.
them into policy making and development
The Government of India has enlisted the expertise of ICIMOD as part of its newly launched effort to protect the complex and fragile Himalayan ecosystem