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Mountains offer ideal conditions for hydropower, but uneven distribution of benefits can lead to friction between communities and project developers. ICIMOD set out to learn what works and doesn’t work by undertaking the first comprehensive
The SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme has spurred innovative ways to help decision makers do everything, from expanding banana production to monitoring forest biomass from the sky.
Bihar is India’s poorest state, and also the most flood-prone, with 73 per cent of its area routinely flooded by rivers from the Himalayas. Floods impact over three-quarters of the people of North Bihar.
ICIMOD responded by working with kiln owners to rebuild in ways that not only improve seismic strength, but can trim coal consumption by up to 30 per cent and reduce the emission of harmful pollutants.
A vast amount of data about the Koshi River Basin is now at your fingertips, even in the field from a mobile phone. It has long been a challenge for users working on transboundary issues to find reliable data that doesn’t stop at borders, which
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.
Consultative Workshop on Sustainable Development Interventions in the Central Karakoram National Park, Pakistan
India’s National REDD+ Strategy is being formulated to meet the requirements prescribed by the UNFCCC. The strategy will also outline the process for developing three remaining prerequisites of REDD+: the national forest reference level, national
In mid-November, three of us travelled to Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL), India - Uma Pratap, Binaya Pasakhala and Kamala Gurung. We were going to assess value chain niche products and facilitate bee keeping training with the Van Raji tribal groups,
A team of atmospheric scientists, responding to a request from the Home Ministry, set up an office at the Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify
The three-day consultation at Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site located on the bank of mighty Brahmaputra River, kicked off the country-led ‘start-up phase’ of the BSLCDI.
Kailash Sacred Landscape Initiative
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is ecologically fragile and highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Nepal is one among the eight countries that lie in the HKH region...
Knowledge generation and use
The Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts is now part of the Bangladesh Planning Commission’s seventh five-year plan, which means that donors and agencies who engage in development work in the area will be
In an effort to address Nepal’s post earthquake housing crisis, a new initiative is harnessing the country’s abundant bamboo resources to rebuild devastated communities and promote sustainable livelihoods. On 25 April 2015, a large earthquake
Created in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), an international organisation dedicated to finding ‘pragmatic solutions to the most pressing environment and development challenges’.