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Two side events were organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) during the 33rd International Geographical
Much of the water originates around the highest mountains on earth, a region often called “the third pole” because of its immense concentration of snow and ice, the largest outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Relying on a complex interplay of
If energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security
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
The symposium included a lawmakers’ session that brought together ministers and Members of Parliament from India’s mountain states and Bangladesh to discuss transboundary cooperation. Representatives from European and Southeast Asian countries
ICIMOD experts also trekked for 17 days from village to village with the ANCA’s chief wildlife warden and other officials, meeting the people living within the ANCA, hearing their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA
Cultures binds civilizations through practice, perception, delicacy and dignity. Culture marks differences between groups, but within groups, culture is an inherent confederation, a unique string that connects and unites individuals.
The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) spreads over an area of 25,085.8 sq.km that is home to 7.2 million people. Nepal covers 21% of total KL area and is home to 11% of the total landscape population.
Upon reaching Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula, I saw all of my prior concerns had been for nothing. There was a nice hotel with good food, clean rooms, and most importantly, Wi-Fi.
Animal husbandry is an integral part of farming systems in the Himalaya. Livestock provide dairy products, meat, draft power and farmyard manure. High altitude meadows characterized as rangelands have been traditionally used by both wild and
also understanding value of ecosystem services, particularly water in the Tankhuwa
Integrating key national and regional issues into the the Forth Medium Term Action Plan (MTAP-IV, 2018-22) was the objective for the Pakistan Country Consultation organised on 3 August 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. The consultation
The Landscape Initiative for the Far-Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE) is a regional transboundary landscape conservation and development initiative jointly developed and implemented by partners from three countries - China, India, Myanmar, and the
More than a hundred local community members participated in a training workshop in late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different
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
The 7th GBIF Asia Nodes meeting was organised in Tagaytay, Philippines 28 – 30 June, 2016 to review progress, elect a regional representative and deputy, and discuss the future course of action based on the strategy developed during the 6th GBIF
A joint initiative to aid the Government of Nepal (GoN) in developing internationally accredited environmental impact assessment (EIA) guidelines and procedures for the hydropower sector was launched 3 February 2016. Nepal
The regional reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is working with ICIMOD regional member countries (RMCs) to support them in their
he Indus Basin is a key resource shared by Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan. Rising in the Tibetan Plateau in China and fed by tributaries from the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalayan ranges, some 300 million people live within the basin