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“You won’t have to walk. I’ll drop you off at the doorstep of a homestay in Dallekh,” the driver said to me when we reached Khalanga in Darchula. This came as quite a surprise. Up until then, all research teams I had been part of had hiked
visit was organized by the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) targeting the women of the Api Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA). They were taken to sites in India where degraded ecosystems have been restored
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.
More and more products and services today pass through a global value chain to reach consumers. The goal of optimising productivity at each level of the chain impacts natural resource use at different stages. Through value chain, resources begin,
Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) has been using picture series as an adult education tool for communities that actively contribute to better natural resource management and improved livelihoods in the
Mountains in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are ‘water towers’, which provide water and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these mountains. Scientists project a likely
The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI)’s efforts to link cultural heritage with conservation and development has received a special grant spotlight on the Henry Luce Foundation website.
The 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
The German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. My visit to Darchula in Nepal’s far west in late 2016 reminded me of the poignancy of this statement.
Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), with support from the District Agriculture Development Office, organized a local crop diversity fair in the village in 2016. Badal is part of a women’s group that
Upon reaching Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula, I saw all of my prior concerns had been for nothing. There was a nice hotel with good food, clean rooms, and most importantly, Wi-Fi.
ICIMOD experts also trekked for 17 days from village to village with the ANCA’s chief wildlife warden and other officials, meeting the people living within the ANCA, hearing their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA
Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL), HI-AWARE and Water Land and Ecosystem (WLE) initiatives of ICIMOD jointly with Advanced Center for Water Resouces Development and Management (ACWADAM) organised a training on
An official delegation from Shaanxi Province, Xian, China visited ICIMOD from 19 - 23 February 2017, a visit organized by the Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Initiative. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Li Tao, Coordinator, Commercial
In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, many people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material at or below 0°C for two or more years. The near-surface layer above it thaws during the
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), along with its regional member countries, identifies and develops transboundary landscape initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Several transboundary initiatives
A Technical Consultative Meeting was held on the Regional Programme Implementation Plan (2016–2020) for the Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) at ICIMOD from 3–5 December. The meeting was held to bring the