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The Himalayan region faces a greater uncertainty of earthquakes and question come to peoples’ mind on when, where, and how big. Science has not developed enough to predict earthquakes and even California in US is still struggling to develop
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.
The Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MOCHTA) considers ICIMOD’s strategic framework for sustainable development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh as relevant to the implementation of the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh
Deteriorating air quality in Nepal and its adverse effects on health and daily activities of the public has drawn the attention of various stakeholders.
While in recent years we have been choking and coughing through ground-level air pollution, and Himalayan peaks have disappeared behind a regional haze, the larger picture of air pollution may be changing.
ICIMOD’s Koshi Basin Program and Helvetas started an initiative to develop Water Use Master Plans (WUMPS) in Sindhuli, Ratancharua and Baseshwor districts. WUMP promotes effective and equitable water management at local level.
Domesticated yaks play an important role in the lives of mountain people living in high altitude regions in India and Nepal. These animals have historically been used to transport goods across mountain passes, and for their milk, meat and hide.
With the development of a Private Sector Engagement Strategy, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is conducting a series of meetings in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) with potential private sector entities and
Brick production is regarded as one of the most polluting industries. Due to the importance of bricks in the building sector of Nepal, kilns are regarded as a necessary evil. A 2011 study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the
SWFG operates in Kalchebesi, a small village of about 25 households situated in Patlekhet, a village development committee in Kavre District. The village is located 46 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Most of the people here
Private sector entities play a key role in helping realize the potential for sustainable economic growth and resilience when they are in line with national sustainable development and climate resilient objectives. To rigorously enhance successful
The International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment, and Impacts on Livelihood was organized in Kathmandu from 10-12 January 2017. The three-day event brought together 300 national and 100 international scientists, policy makers,
In Islamabad, the ICIMOD delegation held strategic meetings with senior officials of various ministries as well as representatives of the UN, USAID and Australian High Commission, among others.
ICIMOD’s work in India to develop the value chain for tulsi made notable strides this year as farmers moved beyond basic production and enhanced their capacities in product improvement and marketing, which meant more profit for rural women.
Linking livelihoods and gender issues in the Koshi river basin can improve water resource management, was the key message of the regional ‘Water-livelihoods-gender nexus’, workshop 24-25 March in Kathmandu hosted by the International Centre of
To catch the highest discharge of Langtang Khola and Lirung outlet, a team of glacio-hydrologists from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Kathmandu University conducted a field expedition to Langtang valley
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from Asia and Latin America met to discuss the challenges and available tools for managing air quality in mountainous cities at a session held on the side lines of the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress
Discussing a number of lessons learnt, these series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of
rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify and