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Mountains may be rugged and majestic, but they’re also fragile environments that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest
annual renewable water resources. Population growth and urbanization are major drivers of change and increasing water stress in the
How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forestry Department has initiated the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assessment at the global level, using Collect Earth. Collect Earth is a user-friendly Free and Open Source software
Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing
Back in 2014 ICIMOD had provided training of trainers (TOT) on bio-briquette production to a few staff members of the Institute of Sustainable Technology Development (ISTD), Pakistan, at Godavari Knowledge Park in Kathmandu, Nepal. The training
Hosted by the International RiverFoundation, the 19th International Riversymposium (http://riversymposium.com/), which is being held at Taj Palace in New Delhi, India from 12 to 14 September 2016, brings together river managers, policy developers,
The Upper Indus Basin Network and Indus Forum Collaboration Meeting was held at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 22 to 25 May 2017. A majority of the workshop participants
Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), Lead Pakistan, Riphah International University, and the Eco-Science Foundation observed the World
The Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake-Affected Areas is a sign of the depth of policy engagement between ICIMOD and the Government of Nepal. It also prompted other development agencies to seek ICIMOD’s assistance in
On 9 December, ICIMOD observed International Mountain Day 2016 at its headquarters, focusing on the need to retain and employ cultural knowledge in mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
The training was both theoretical and practical, as participants went out into the community of Udayapur to practice their skills.
A Declaration of Participating Institutions was signed by institutional representatives participating in the Workshop on Opportunities for Transboundary Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar
Realizing the unavoidable effect of air pollution on health, visibilty and overall well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of ICIMOD was established in January 2013. The initiative aims to improve our
I’m placing my foot carefully on a stable rock. This is definitely a terrain to break your ankle. Or, I could slide down with the loose rocks if I create a rock slide on these never ending slopes. When I look back, I see how two people make slow
Strategic Engagement with Corporate Sector Enhanced by Work with SAARC CCI
Climate change impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are particularly severe owing to the large amount of the population depending on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture. This publication is a result of ICIMOD
Access and Benefit Sharing
Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD
Knowledge Forum with Elinor Ostrom: Governing and Managing Forests and Other Commons in a Period of Climate Change