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ICIMOD highlights water dynamics, cooperation, and sustainable agriculture and hydropower development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at 2013 World Water Week
World Water Day provides us with an opportunity to join with our friends and colleagues from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the rest of the world in creating awareness about the importance of water for the wellbeing of people and ecosystems and
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major climate risks in south Asia. The report projects that climate change will affect food security by the middle of the 21st
ICIMOD Special Events - 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
A team of eight people from Nepal supported by ICIMOD’s Himalica and HICAP programmes visited Haryana and Delhi in India from 5-10 December 2016 under the coordination of CYMMIT-India to learn about climate-smart agricultural practices as well as
The certification programme seeks to build knowledge and capacity in local leaders, with a particular focus to assist poor and marginalized communities in preparing for future disasters.
Classroom interactions are often what we remember the most from our childhoods. The opportunity to go back to such an engaging setting is often what we yearn for. In February 2017, HI-AWARE formally launched its climate change certification
Integrating disaster resilience in ecosystems management
The Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) Steering Group met at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 13 March 2017 to discuss HUC
The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) programme highlighted the importance of biological diversity in sustainable development and enhancement in local livelihoods and was celebrated 22 May 2016 at Hotel Mashabrum in Skardu, Pakistan.
Countries in the Himalayan and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas need to strengthen their collaboration to address food, water and energy issues. Unless this happens, the region’s agricultural development could be at risk.
ICIMOD became an Observer in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council during its 106th Session, which was held in Geneva from 24–27 November 2015. On the occasion, Dr Golam Rasul, ICIMOD Livelihoods Theme Leader, made a statement
There is interest in creating a transboundary United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site (UNESCO WHS) in the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) by various governmental agencies in China, India, and Nepal. The
Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on population movements
Part of the climate change experienced in the Himalayan region is a result of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), which can remain in the atmosphere and impact the climate for centuries.
The starting point of the paper is that the concept of climate refugees is flawed. As numerous studies have highlighted, it builds on a simplistic understanding of the interaction between ecological conditions and socio-economic processes; it