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The experiences and lessons learned from this project have been encapsulated in three publications, including policy guidelines, a training manual, project learning, and in a documentary film which hopes to help policy makers and rural development
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 centre will be part of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) which is coordinated by UNIDO in partnership with regional organizations. The network is currently supported by more than 89 energy ministers and/or heads
The ICIMOD study analyzes the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from diesel generating (DG) sets used during electricity outages in the Kathmandu Valley—by switching from individual DG sets to micro-grids.
Energy efficiency studies have traditionally focused on households or industries. Recent studies by the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) programme
Several technologies like solar photovoltaic home sets, solar lights, solar cookers and improved cook stoves are popular among the people in these project areas. The study recommends upscaling and replication of the successes of the project to other
Arun Bhakta Shrestha is a Senior Climate Change Specialist at ICIMOD and Programme Manager for Regional Programmes on River Basins and Cryosphere and Atmosphere.
Young change-makers are encouraged to submit a 400-word abstract highlighting their work (either individual work or as part of an organization) in any of the themes listed above.
Vulnerability and Adaptation
Atmospheric scientists call for collaborative efforts to tackle regional air pollution at Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop
Managing water resources with satellite technology
Capacity Building Workshop on Satellite Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management