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More and more products and services today pass through a global value chain to reach consumers. The goal of optimising productivity at each level of the chain impacts natural resource use at different stages. Through value chain, resources begin,
The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) programme highlighted the importance of biological diversity in sustainable development and enhancement in local livelihoods and was celebrated 22 May 2016 at Hotel Mashabrum in Skardu, Pakistan.
The Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MOCHTA) of Bangladesh and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) launched a pilot project under Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas
Along the border of China and Pakistan, some fifteen thousand feet above sea level at Khunjerab pass, more than 5,000 locals, officials and tourists came together 26 – 27 August for the Khunjerab Pamir Cultural Festival...
Cultures binds civilizations through practice, perception, delicacy and dignity. Culture marks differences between groups, but within groups, culture is an inherent confederation, a unique string that connects and unites individuals.
John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Foundation and Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA) conducted two stakeholder-workshops to introduce
Improved cookstoves as a mitigation option for black carbon has been an area of ICIMOD’s interest for the past many years. Therefore, ICIMOD has been exploring ways to bring together innovative entrepreneurs and financing institutions to reach the
and the support sharing of traditional knowledge. READ MORE Nature Camp for Greening Young Minds 25 Feb 2016 A three-day Nature Conservation Camp for greening the young minds was organised by ICIMOD (through REDD+ Initiative Programme) in
to ten colonies of bees in traditional fixed-comb log-comb, wall-comb, or pitcher hives in the Himalica pilot villages of Barshong geog of Bhutan, Rauta VDC of Udayapur in Nepal, and HICAP pilot villages in Kavre district of Nepal. Farmers catch
traveled to ICIMOD’s Knowledge Park in Godavari for the day. The goal of the visit was to broaden understanding of innovative and sustainable livelihood techniques... READ MORE Thana Glacier Mass Balance measurement and monitoring in
This study investigates the effects of climate and socioeconomic change on the livelihoods of mountain people in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, causes of vulnerability, and the ways people
Climate change impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are particularly severe owing to the large amount of the population depending on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture. This publication is a result of ICIMOD
(KSL)-India have a rich tradition of beekeeping with the indigenous honeybee, Apis cerana. Over a quarter of households in these villages manage bee colonies traditionally in fixed-comb log or wall hives. READ MORE A sunny future - ICIMOD