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part of the Koshi basin, the mountains and hills of the Himalayas flatten out to wide, stretching plains. These plains run along the Nepal-India border, and comprise some of the country’s most fertile land. More than half of Nepal’s
for making household and farm implements, fuelwood for cooking, herbs that can be used for food and medicine, fodder for livestock, and
Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and KIU organised the two day workshop as part of the international conference on ‘Mountains and Climate Change: Resources, Challenges & Opportunities for Better Life & Livelihoods’...
First Agri-Flori Expo in Thimpu, Bhutan
and Atmosphere Mountain Environment Regional Information System Himalayan University Consortium Mountain Environment and Natural Resources Information System (MENRIS) Knowledge Management and Communication
In early 2014 ICIMOD, CHEA and RML came to an agreement on how to use ICT services as an important tool for improving select value chains to support communities in the pilot areas of Uttarakhand. The main activity carried out under this partnership
A team of scientists recently visited the landslide dam in Chin State, Myanmar to assess the risk associated with the dam and to develop a comprehensive management plan. Conditions of the lake, landslide dam features, dam materials, the river course
Hydropower and Water Pumps
Water Harvesting at ICIMOD Knowledge Park
It’s often thought that migration remittances can boost a community’s resilience to disaster. But would that prove to be the case after the 2015 earthquake, or would the lack of youth to help with rescue and reconstruction mean that, in
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
The Government of India has enlisted the expertise of ICIMOD as part of its newly launched effort to protect the complex and fragile Himalayan ecosystem
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
Two transboundary initiatives in the eastern Himalayas moved ahead in 2015 with milestones that included pilot projects and the endorsement and implementation of regional cooperation frameworks (RCFs).