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High-level Meeting Prepares Road Map for Climate Summit
The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is dominated by agrarian communities with a large rural population engaged in subsistence agroforestry-based production on increasingly fragmented landholdings. Agroforestry-based enterprises are considered a
Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiative
In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water and disaster management. Most of the communities there depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Gender and socially inclusive local water use master plans supported by ICIMOD and HELVETAS in pilot VDCs are inspiring many communities in watershed areas to simulate the initiative
keep Apis cerana bees in traditional fixed comb log
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it is important to reflect on the importance of the inclusion of gender in academia. The goal of gender professionals is to ensure fair representation of marginalized groups in a variety of discourses
The Asiatic honeybee Apis cerana is indigenous to, among other regions, the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. It is found in the forests of all three of the Chittagong Hill Tracts districts: Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban, and presents a
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...
Allo (Girardinia diversifolia), or Himalayan nettle, is traditionally used in Nepal to make cloth. Its bark contains fibres that are strong and smooth, with a silky lustre.
Resilient forest dependent communities need supportive government policies and strengthened institutions
Resilient mountain village
their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA
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
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
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.
One of the most important changes is that ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has