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Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the ICIMOD to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools.
India and ICIMOD has been working in the area of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities. ICIMOD`s partner institutions
We come from all the countries in the HKH region and many countries beyond, at present some 19 different nationalities in all, and we cover the diverse range of subjects related to sustainable mountain development.
USAID Administrator visits ICIMOD
Suyesh Prajapati is the Programme Director of MinErgy. He has specialized in technology transfer management with focus on Energy and Environment.
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
Contributing to policymaking at local, national and global levels
Improving understanding of impacts of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and atmospheric change on the cryosphere, water cycle, ecosystems, agriculture, human health, income, tourism, gender and livelihoods
Compared to cities on flat open plains, cities surrounded by or next to high mountains face additional challenges in managing air quality. The mountains influence ventilation by blocking or channeling air flow.
Rural enterprise development
Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities
Non-farm livelihood promotion
Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for
Water resources assessment and monitoring
Economic valuation of ecosystem services