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A step towards timely flood forecasting -- Satellite rainfall estimation comes to South Asia

Maximizing Rural Value Chains in Myanmar

Towards a better understanding of water resources management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Kiwi orchard established in Bhutan

Challenges of Climate Change in the Mountains Highlighted in Cancun

Voices from the Field

Dolakha district is home to 422 community forestry user groups (CFUGs) and a majority of its forested area is comprised of community forests. From 2009 to 2013, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) implemented

Myanmar 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. ICIMOD`s partner

livelihoods in the pilot villages. The initiatives plan to do this by engaging the economically active population especially the rural unemployed youth in

Shifting cultivation


Agriculture ecosystem

In the mountains, permafrost stabilizes rock slopes, moraines and debris-covered slopes. For instance, moraines consist of loose sediment often held together by permafrost. When permafrost thaws, slopes become more vulnerable to erosion. Debris and

A community-based flood early warning system (CB-FEWS) is an integrated system of tools and plans to detect and respond to flood emergencies. It’s managed by the communities themselves and, if properly designed and implemented, can make the

Private sector engagement

support communities in the pilot areas of Uttarakhand. The main activity carried out under this partnership –

Researchers from the Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) leave for Langtang Valley and Yala Glacier this spring for routine maintenance of meteorological stations, data collection, and mass

Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities

Mountain Livelihoods