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The Government of India has enlisted the expertise of ICIMOD as part of its newly launched effort to protect the complex and fragile Himalayan ecosystem

The Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) brings together 33 universities from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and ten associate members from Europe and the United States, facilitating their collaboration on academic research to expand knowledge of the

More than 120 participants from over 35 countries met in Kathmandu as part of the working group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce ShortLived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), a global effort to bring together governments, civil society and

Two-hundred and forty scientists from 26 countries came to Kathmandu in March to share the latest findings on glaciers and glacier change during the first symposium of the International Glaciological Society (IGS) to be held in Nepal.

Wetlands in the Erhai Lake basin of Yunnan Province are a rich habitat for plants and animals and play a key role in water purification for China’s second largest highland lake.

Mountain Women and Men Call for Equitable and Inclusive Sustainable Development

The International Conference on Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Action in Kathmandu, Nepal, saw the launch of two knowledge products developed under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). These products

Family Farming for Food Security and Prosperity in the Mountains

International Expert Consultation on Mountains and Climate Change

ICIMOD’s strong response to the Gorkha Earthquake was recognized in 2015 with the ESRI Humanitarian Award, which honoured ICIMOD for the quick, targeted and effective way in which its local responders and global experts were brought together to

What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which

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2015 Gorkha earthquake

By the end of the year, ICIMOD had repaired broken weather stations, replaced broken sensors and solar panels, and continued its scientific work by conducting surveys of surface height change of the debriscovered Langtang and Lirung glaciers.

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.

Local people are leading its management through the ANCA Management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.

Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the ICIMOD to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools.