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Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

Up to 18 thousand gross tonnes of carbon are stored in worldwide soils, almost double the amount stored in all terrestrial plants and over three times that of the atmospheric pool...

ICIMOD became an Observer in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council during its 106th Session, which was held in Geneva from 24–27 November 2015. On the occasion, Dr Golam Rasul, ICIMOD Livelihoods Theme Leader, made a statement

ICIMOD, in collaboration with the Mountain Agricultural Research Centre and WWF-Pakistan, organized a two-day ‘National Experts’ Symposium on Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities in Pakistan’ from 15–16

Every year, monsoon precipitation results in floods of various magnitudes inundating large areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus basins in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Flooding results in loss of lives and livelihoods displacing

Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, like Nepal, are highly susceptible to geo-hazards posing grave risk to settlements and infrastructures. This is where knowledge and specialized institutions can play a critical role by providing geo-information

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Water Induced Risk

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With warming in the HKH being higher than the global average (ICIMOD, 2007), climate induced natural hazards are likely to be exacerbated, including severe glacial melting and the formation of glacial lakes and, GLOFs.

Nepal is a country where mountain terrain covers more than 80 percent of its land area and is naturally prone to soil erosion and landslides. Landslides pose a serious issue. Not only do landslides impact land productivity due to loss of mountain

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) attracted the world community’s attention to a range of climate change-related issues and their impact on the ecosystem of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region at COP21 in Paris this

Workshop on Climate Change, Remittances, and Adaptation in Upper Assam

Global water resources are facing increasing pressure from climate change and rising consumption. This problem is especially acute in the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains, which are home to 210 million people and provide water to over 1.3 billion

Sindhupalchowk locals doubly vulnerable to natural calamities 14 Apr 2016, Published in myrepublica Using Data to Plan for Natural Disasters- the Koshi Basin Information System 14 Apr 2016, Published in Open Nepal Sindhupalchowk locals doubly

Sindhupalchowk locals doubly vulnerable to natural calamities 14 Apr 2016, Published in myrepublica Using Data to Plan for Natural Disasters- the Koshi Basin Information System 14 Apr 2016, Published in Open Nepal Sindhupalchowk locals doubly

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