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As a student of commerce and management, I have heard the word ‘entrepreneurship’ being thrown around quite frequently. Often, the word is associated with billionaires such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who are famous for having been

Building on the existing physical and human resources can contribute a lot to enhancing people’s livelihoods in the pilot villages. The initiatives plan to do this by engaging the economically active population especially the rural unemployed

Voices from the field

ICIMOD Opens its Doors

The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) has been using picture series as an adult education tool for communities that actively contribute to better natural resource management and improved livelihoods in the

Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.

This year’s devastating rains have brought challenges to flood-ravaged communities in Bangladesh, Nepal and northern India, particularly to sanitation. However, a flood-resilient toilet being tested in North-Western Bihar could make sanitation

Beneficiaries - Bees and Pollination

A tripartite meeting to appraise the existing Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Risk Managemnt Plan (DRMP) was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 10 August 2017. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) took part in the process at

Regional Sharing Workshop on Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for Rio +20

The year 2015 was a memorable year for many reasons. The earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May that affected Nepal and neighbouring countries also disrupted operations at ICIMOD. However, the way ICIMOD and its partners responded will be something that

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

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

What’s funny about air pollution? It turns out there’s a lot to laugh about – and a lot to learn – when a popular comedic duo joins forces with scientists to create a telefilm on the issue.

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

Climate Change continued its roll across the Himalayas in 2015 with its arrival in New Delhi, launching the Indian segment of the open-ended initiative that combines an evolving exhibition with outreach, documentation, creative expression, and

Policy engagement