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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and The Environment Conservation and Development Forum (ECDF) have been conducting the European Union-funded Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change in the Himalaya
Researchers from Sichuan University, China visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal 18-22 April 2016 to discuss updates on mapping of significant sites along ‘Kailash Kora’, the outer walking route
Second edition of CLIMATE+CHANGE exhibition to open at International Mountain Museum, Pokhara on World Tourism Day, 27 September 2014
The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) has implemented different measures aimed at supporting local communities to handle waste and sanitation issues in Pulan County.
Nature never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the only source of livelihood opportunities available to people. They can be in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua (paper plant) that
of Myanmar to craft an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and
The overall objective of the regional synthesis is to distil the regional scale lessons/messages that will inform national level policies/science as well as institutional processes/mechanisms towards strengthening transboundary cooperation (e.g.
“Nature” never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the sole source for livelihood opportunities. Be it in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua that can be used to make paper or
An arc of rainbow, light drizzle, heavy showers, lush vegetation, clean streams, waterfalls, shining mountain ranges, misty mornings, leeches, and more welcomed the participants of the Regional training of trainers (TOT) workshop on innovative
has the potential to compliment Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) finance for landscape level conservation and management. REDD by itself may not have adequate finance to fulfil the conservation and
Non-farm livelihood promotion
Virtual reality for tourism, a crop database, a landslide warning system, and documentaries on Himalayan environments… these four topics took home top prizes from ICIMOD’s third annual ICT for Mountain Development Award.
Two transboundary initiatives in the eastern Himalayas moved ahead in 2015 with milestones that included pilot projects and the endorsement and implementation of regional cooperation frameworks (RCFs).
International Day for Disaster Reduction
The REDD Implementation Centre (RIC), a body of the Nepal Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), is responsible for the development and implementation of REDD readiness activities. It is currently piloting emission reduction measures in
On transboundary issues, ICIMOD works in four identified areas (Kangchenjunga, Kailash, Hindu Kush Karakoram-Pamir, and the Far-eastern Himalaya) across the HKH to understand and explain how environmental challenges, traditional knowledge, and
The year 2013 has been declared International Year of Water Cooperation (UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/65/154). UNESCO has been appointed to lead the preparations for the Year and World Water Day (22 March), in view of its contribution to the