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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
Realizing that paper-and-pen documentation would limit the capacity to capture a full picture, ICIMOD set out to create a tool that would take advantage of digital imagery and enable beforeand-after comparisons. Within ten days, with the help of
The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with
ICIMOD partnered with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to create an online hub that streamlines information from multiple sources into a comprehensive National Disaster Relief and Recovery Information Platform (NDRRIP).
The success of efforts to protect transboundary ecosystems relies in part on building bridges of friendship and cooperation between neighbouring countries and people. Building those connections within the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape was the goal of a
Workshop between Nepalese industry group and ICIMOD links business activities to sustainable mountain development
Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...
The Himalayas: Upstream but Downwind
The action research explores how remittances can be used by households to improve their ability to prepare and respond to disasters and reduce vulnerability.
ICIMOD’s work in India to develop the value chain for tulsi made notable strides this year as farmers moved beyond basic production and enhanced their capacities in product improvement and marketing, which meant more profit for rural women.
The Indian butter tree is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain
Glaciers in the Everest region could lose over 90 percent of their mass by 2100, an ICIMOD team learned when researchers integrated field observations of ice thickness and glacier mass balance with remote sensing, weather station data, and
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Niti Foundation hosted the first international workshop on ‘Benefit Sharing in Hydropower: Examples from Nepal and Implications for Other Countries in the Hindu Kush
Working with farmers in six villages in northern Chitral, researchers found that honeybee pollination increases the size of the apple, its shape, and its colour. Overall production was also much higher in orchards where bees were deployed
ICIMOD’s first step: Address the water problem through rooftop rainwater harvesting, new ponds, and better management. The idea proved so popular that households not involved in the pilot began building the water systems themselves.
ICIMOD is helping communities along the route to improve sanitation, manage waste effectively, and end open defecation. Entrepreneurs are also catering more effectively to the large numbers of Indian and Nepali pilgrims who are vegetarians, learning
Villagers in Nepal are joining the space age by learning simple ways of using satellite technology to monitor the health of nearby forests and watersheds.
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
The Atmosphere Initiative at ICIMOD, realizing the media’s important role in raising public awareness is organizing a training workshop for journalists to increase their understanding of the issues and complexities surrounding air pollution, its