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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
A team of atmospheric scientists, responding to a request from the Home Ministry, set up an office at the Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify
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
remote community of Khar in far-western Nepal provides one sterling example of the courage to change. Inhabited by many poor and marginalized people, residents of Khar scramble for their livelihoods as economic opportunities are few. Some gather
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
A field team was soon on its way, an example of the quick response to the needs of its regional member countries that ICIMOD is poised to provide. The scientific team, put together by the SERVIR-Himalaya Initiative and Cryosphere Monitoring
ICIMOD is facilitating the strategic partnership between PCRWR and WWF for a wider conversation cum development of water resources in Pakistan.
The Comprehensive Assessment of the HKH Region: Actions to Sustain a Global Asset, conducted as part of the larger Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) programme, is building strong momentum. A writeshop was held in late
The training was both theoretical and practical, as participants went out into the community of Udayapur to practice their skills.
(CNP) on 21 August from a community forest in Rautahat after
When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.
Nature camp is a long-term strategy to provide nature-based experiences to all school going children at least once during their schooling.
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.
Park at Godavari for community forestry user group members from Godavari Kunda FUG, Yale Youth Club from Lalitpur District and Water User
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. Hence,
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
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.
Clean Energy Access for Mountain People