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Water is a gendered issue, particularly in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Inequalities between men and women, characterized most acutely by women’s lack of control over and limited access to productive resources...
Dr Mandira Shrestha joined ICIMOD as Water Resources Specialist in August 2001. She has 20 years of experience in water resources management including transboundary flood risk management, hydraulic and hydrologic modelling and hydropower projects
Remote sensing technology for high mountain ecosystems
It is easy to admire the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) as a geographical region with beautiful natural scenery. However, it is also important to remember that the abundance of natural resources in the HKH sustains the livelihoods of more than 1.3
HI-AWARE – a research programme on adaptation, water, and resilience in glacier and snowpack dependent river basins of the region – brought together policy makers and practitioners from Nepal for a two-day workshop to share initial results of
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
HICAP is a pioneering collaboration among three organizations – CICERO, ICIMOD, and GRID-Arendal – aimed at contributing to enhanced resilience of mountain communities, particularly women, through improved understanding of vulnerabilities,
Koshi Basin Programme Inaugural Partners’ Forum in India
Migration and Remittances
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
Satyagraha: Standing for the Truth
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...
Private sector engagement