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When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.
Local people are leading its management through the ANCA Management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.
The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.
ICIMOD is helping communities along the route to improve sanitation, manage waste effectively, and end open defecation. Entrepreneurs are also catering more effectively to the large numbers of Indian and Nepali pilgrims who are vegetarians, learning
The Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) brings together 33 universities from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and ten associate members from Europe and the United States, facilitating their collaboration on academic research to expand knowledge of the
Strategic Engagement with Corporate Sector Enhanced by Work with SAARC CCI
Wetlands in the Erhai Lake basin of Yunnan Province are a rich habitat for plants and animals and play a key role in water purification for China’s second largest highland lake.
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
Villagers in Nepal are joining the space age by learning simple ways of using satellite technology to monitor the health of nearby forests and watersheds.
Solar pumps are as powerful as diesel pumps, but cleaner, less expensive, quieter, and easier to use. The operating cost, after the price of the pump itself, is essentially free. The added findings on gender equity could make them an even more
To encourage growth that is green, people-friendly and sustainable, ICIMOD collaborated with the Government of Myanmar to craft an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and
Glaciers in the Everest region could lose over 90 percent of their mass by 2100, an ICIMOD team learned when researchers integrated field observations of ice thickness and glacier mass balance with remote sensing, weather station data, and
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
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
Participants exchanged knowledge, strengthened networks, and engaged in discussions that led to recommendations on issues such as flood zoning, environmental protection, contextspecific adaptation strategies, and the importance of strong