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The frequency and intensity of flash floods is rapidly increasing in the Himalayan region. Flash floods carrying huge amounts of water, loaded with debris and sediment, are much more hazardous and tend to affect more people than normal monsoon
Directors and representatives of all members Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) gathered on in early February 2016, for the 5th Steering Committee Meeting of AIRCA. The meeting was hosted by the
On 11 December 2015, ICIMOD celebrated International Mountain Day in Gilgit in collaboration with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, Karakorum International University, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), WWF-Gilgit Baltistan, and the Serena
Connecting Terrestrial ‘Islands’ to Promote Biological Diversity
Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has introduced a simplified virtual tour web application showcasing the resources and facilities at its Knowledge Park in Godavari. Preview copies were shared and demonstrated at
High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods
Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to
m 14–18 December 2015, a team of Afghani officials participated in a study visit to Nepal to learn about community-based forestry management. Organized by ICIMOD’s Wakhan Corridor Initiative, the objective of the visit was to build the capacity
Local community leaders from village development committees (VDCs) gathered 2 Decem-ber 2015 in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre for a one day workshop on upscaling the findings of par-ticipatory action research on springs and ponds...
The training was organized by ICIMOD with technical assistance from Sustainable Eco Engineering, supported by the Governments of Norway and Sweden in India (Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme) and the Australian Government through the
Despite ecological and cultural significance, the future of transhumance herders seems uncertain due to demographic, socio-economic, institutional, and geo-political changes as well as unfavorable policies and climatic factors...
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal, launched the ‘Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake- Affected Areas...
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organised a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting in collaboration with the Khagrachari Hill Development Council (KHDC) in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh...
ICIMOD’s Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), in partnership with the Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), has identified kidney bean production as an income generating option to improve the
Across the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,
Engagement in Non-agricultural Occupations