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7 Jun 2023 Announcements
Call for papers: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the Caucasus Mountains in a context of ongoing geopolitical shifts

Action is needed to protect the unique natural and cultural heritage and promote sustainable livelihoods in the Caucasus Mountains. This focus issue of Mountain Research and Development (MRD) intends to help deepen the understanding of critical and relevant environmental and socioeconomic aspects of sustainable mountain development and advance sustainable solutions in the Caucasus ecoregion. MRD invites systematic assessments of practice-oriented […]

1 Jun 2023 Announcements
Invitation for Bids

ICIMOD invites sealed bids from interested construction contractors registered in Nepal for the construction/renovation of various civil works at the ICIMOD headquarters in Khumaltar, Lalitpur. Bid documents are available from Monday through Friday (9:30 AM–12:30 PM) on ICIMOD workdays from the ICIMOD Procurement Office until 12:30 PM, 12 June 2023. The completed bid document should […]

24 May 2023 Announcements
Mountain Research and Development Vol 43, No 1 available online and open access

Articles in this open issue focus on a new interactive mudflow database for risk reduction in Kazakhstan, the economic benefits of a social innovation in a Swiss Alpine valley, the need to find a common language about empty houses to tackle rural depopulation in Bhutan, the effects of land use on local climate in Ecuador, […]

12 May 2023 Announcements
MRD Talk #03 | How can social innovations contribute to local mountain economies? Learnings from science and practice | Insights and recording available online

Limited opportunities for economic development and related depopulation trends are a common challenge faced by many mountain communities worldwide. But mountain communities are also a fertile ground for social innovations and new ways of envisioning the future. In this online dialogue, speakers presented social innovations from Switzerland, Georgia, Nepal, and Ecuador, and offered recommendations on […]

8 May 2023 Announcements
Call for papers for MRD’s MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections

Mountain Research and Development (MRD) invites submissions for its peer-reviewed MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections. The first spotlights transformation knowledge: How can we solve problems and tap opportunities for greater sustainability? Articles should offer validated insights from development interventions, local practices, and policy efforts. The second focuses on target knowledge: What sustainable development do we want? […]

5 Apr 2023 Announcements
Call for applications: GeoKrishi leadership programme

Download Grant announcement Deadline: 8 April 2023 About the research grant The GeoKrishi leadership programme aims to reach highly motivated, young, and dynamic students to enhance and strengthen their knowledge and skills on digital technologies and web-based applications while also connecting with local communities to bring research into use. GeoKrishi is a web and mobile […]

5 Apr 2023 Announcements
Call for applications: ICIMOD embrace equity research grant

Download Grant announcement Deadline: 16 April 2023 About the research grant ICIMOD is awarding three research grants to young and dynamic students interested in exploring gender-friendly climate-resilient agriculture technologies and practices along with the potential of digital innovation and technology integration. The research should address the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change on agriculture, contribute to […]

22 Mar 2023 Announcements
MRD Talk #03 | How can social innovations contribute to local mountain economies? Learnings from science and practice | 25 April 2023, 15:00 CEST/UTC+2, on Zoom

Social innovations have the potential to help revive mountain economies, including through alternative economic pathways. Anna-Lena Stettler and Heike Mayer will present their findings on a regional initiative in the Swiss Alps; Abid Hussain of ICIMOD in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Ana Shanshiashvili of the Georgian Heritage Craft Association, and Stephen Sherwood of Ekorural in […]