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International Women

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), a global asset, is rich in cultural and biological diversity, and natural resources. It is also home to inaccessible, remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the

Ecosystem valuation and PES pilot in Shardu-Khola watershed

Minister of State, Pakistan and Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Marvi Memon paid a visit to women farmers in Kavrepalanchok district in early March along with a small delegation from the International Centre for

Promoting tourism in parts of the HKH has emerged as a promising avenue for development, but one that requires careful attention to the landscapes in which communities hope to attract increasing numbers of travelers. While the increased tourist

ICIMOD’s current work on Energy

conditions, farmers in Nepal demand better and new ways of irrigating their farms. The Department of Irrigation (DOI) is the nodal agency for irrigation in Nepal and their engineers are committed to

The high rate at which soil erosion is taking place in the Koshi Basin of Nepal is a serious concern. Soil erosion impacts not just the fertility of agricultural lands negatively, but also the habitats of fish and other species by causing


Experts working across the Indus River Basin came together during a three-day policy conference 23–25 July 2014 in Islamabad to discuss the impacts of climate change on mountain people, and the challenges and opportunities for policy and action to

four-day training on Water Use Master Plans (WUMPs) facilitation was jointly organized by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and ICIMOD at Babarmahal, Kathmandu from 10–13 March 2015. More than 30 participants from the three WUMP piloting sites,

to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for monitoring

Forests cover around a quarter of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. They’re an integral part of the transboundary landscape, connecting numerous ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and

GIS and Remote Sensing

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The 2015 Gorkha earthquake and its repeated aftershocks not only triggered thousands of landslides, but also weakened the soil and destabilized Nepal’s steep slopes. The 2015 monsoon was anticipated to further weaken the slopes and trigger


The village of Bhoterungti in Kavre Palanchowk District, Nepal was one of many settlements in the region affected by the April 2015 earthquake. Most houses were constructed with bricks and mud mortar and were deemed unsafe.

Mountain Livelihoods