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an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and
Kailash sacred landscape covers more than 31,000 km2 geographical area and is spread across China, India, and Nepal. It exhibits diverse vegetation, starting from tropical forest at around 800m altitude to alpine steppe found at altitude higher than
Urbanization is leading to water scarcity for millions of people in the growing cities of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The massive river systems that supply the water for a range of daily needs, from drinking water to electricity generation, can’t
Last month, ICIMOD and the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) hosted a book launch for a co-produced volume entitled, Gender Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in China with Focus on Yunnan. More than 30 representatives from
Transboundary landscapes provide a platform for collaboration among countries sharing similar landscapes divided by political boundaries to work together to conserve and develop these common landscapes. Several transboundary initiatives have been
In Udayapur district of Nepal, women generally haven’t had the same access to information, extension services, or opportunities to participate in government programmes and markets as men. However, rising outmigration of men demands that women
As part of transboundary cooperation within Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiatives (KSLCDI), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) facilitated a seven-day learning exchange visit of Nepal
pattern, and existing local management practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and
ICIMOD and Green Governance Nepal have been supporting Dhankuta municipality to assess upstream-downstream linkages, possible payment and benefit sharing mechanisms, and also understanding value of ecosystem services, particularly water in the
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for global water issues. Organised annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the theme of this year’s week is Water for Sustainable Growth.
The REDD+ initiative has been working to build the capacities of resource persons in the area, and the newly formed REDD+ working group. It works with the Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN), ICIMOD, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft
success of ecosystem management interventions in Rauta VDC of Udaipur gained the attention of the organising committee of the World Environment Day 2016 of Government of Nepal which recognised the Dumri Thumka women’s group with an
for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It’s a day to celebrate water making difference for the members of the
late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different
A team of eight people from Nepal supported by ICIMOD’s Himalica and HICAP programmes visited Haryana and Delhi in India from 5-10 December 2016 under the coordination of CYMMIT-India to learn about climate-smart agricultural practices as well as
A team of officials from ICIMOD and the District Agriculture Office in Tsirang visited Himalica pilot sites in Barshong, Bhutan, from 21 March to 8 April 2016 to sensitize local farmers on water management practices.
The Koshi River basin contains rich biodiversity and is a source of ecosystem services that sustain the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal. The basin plays a key role in the irrigation of downstream areas and has
On 9 December, ICIMOD observed International Mountain Day 2016 at its headquarters, focusing on the need to retain and employ cultural knowledge in mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) participated in the Fifth International Herbal Trade Fair held in Bhopal, India, from 20-24 December 2016. The fair was organized by Madhya Pradesh State Minor Forest Produce