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One of the most important changes is that ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has
to broaden understanding of innovative and sustainable
is currently practised. This system includes the application of
Htay was part of a team of Myanmar delegates to visit scientifically and sustainably managed community forests in Nepal in July 2017. The visit had an impact on Htay, who is now trying to implement lessons learned from the experience in Nepal in his
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
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), home to SERVIR-Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) in Nepal, and Mercy Corps Nepal hosted the Space Apps Challenge in Kathmandu from 29 to 30 April 2017. The Robotics Association of
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream.
Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, like Nepal, are highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information
NASA’s Space Apps Challenge is being hosted for the fifth time in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. ICIMOD has participated in the organization and
When water levels rise in flood-prone rivers, villagers are increasingly able to react quickly enough to save lives and livelihoods – whether they live in Assam, India, or the Koshi River basin of Nepal, or, in the latest upscaling of a successful
Discussing a number of lessons learnt, this series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of cooperation
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
Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS) in Gilgit Baltistan under the project ‘Agricultural Water, Energy
As a student of commerce and management, I have heard the word ‘entrepreneurship’ being thrown around quite frequently. Often, the word is associated with billionaires such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who are famous for having been
The PVA findings helped IFAD in geographical and social targeting, while the inputs for migration and remittances and those for climate change adaptation have contributed to IFAD’s design of concept notes for two investment programmes – one on
The Himalayan region faces a greater uncertainty of earthquakes and question come to peoples’ mind on when, where, and how big. Science has not developed enough to predict earthquakes and even California in US is still struggling to develop
Virtual reality for tourism, a crop database, a landslide warning system, and documentaries on Himalayan environments… these four topics took home top prizes from ICIMOD’s third annual ICT for Mountain Development Award.
This course on Disaster Risk Reduction, co-organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique, and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) is a three week course.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with WWF Gilgit-Baltistan, organized a three-day training of trainers (ToT) workshop in Islamabad as an activity under its Himalica programme.