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In 1992, the United Nations adopted the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2001 onwards, each year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity has been observed as a
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized a half-day stakeholder validation workshop on the national action plan for short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) mitigation on 26 May 2017. The workshop was organized
Contributing to policymaking at local, national and global levels
Colombo, Sri Lanka (July 6, 2017) – Sri Lanka has hosted a ground-breaking meeting to strengthen knowledge and support collective efforts on tackling climate change adaptation and other water-related challenges in the Indus Basin, home to more
The government of Bangladesh has initiated steps to develop the Chittagong Hill Tracts—known for its natural endowment of hills, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls—as a tourism hub of international repute.
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
A commonly used construction material in Nepal, brick is produced in approximately 1,000 kilns around the country, attracting investment worth USD 3.6 million. Across the country, kilns take an informal approach to production management and deal
Forest Degradation (REDD+ Initiative) is working with the Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan
A local crop diversity fair in Khar VDC of Api-Nampa Conservation area of Kailash landscape of Nepal was organised at a local level to raise public awareness on good management of local crop genetic resources, identify rare and unique species,
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.
Nepal harbours abundant biodiversity. Diversity exists largely due to the unique climatic conditions and geography in the Himalayan range. Indigenous cultures and skills have played a complementary role in the management and preservation of these
Eighty-plus policy maker and journalist participants from Afghanistan China, India and Pakistan, were present as Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Hafeez-ur-Rahman opened the International Conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on
Researchers from Sichuan University, China visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal 18-22 April 2016 to discuss updates on mapping of significant sites along ‘Kailash Kora’, the outer walking route
Afghanistan and ICIMOD has been working in the area of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities. The Afghanistan Country
organised by the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 15 January 2016 in ICIMOD headquarters.