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Raising our ambition to 2030

It’s good news and good news!

First of all, I am delighted to report that the Extraordinary Meeting of our Board of Governors wholeheartedly approved our new 2030 Strategy. This is a great vote of confidence in ICIMOD and our new vision, mission and refreshed core values, and the ambitious pathways we have committed ourselves to going forward.

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Upcoming events

12 May 2022

Climate risk and uncertainty in India

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18 May 2022

Training on Digital storytelling on climate change

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Deadline: 1 Sep 2022

Story competition: Stories of climate change from across the Hindu Kush Himalaya

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Deadline: 10 Sep 2022

Photo contest: Unsung warriors: Breaking the bias for disaster resilience in the Koshi basin

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Featured news/articles


Gender analysis of school dropout and out-of-school rates in the Koshi basin, Nepal

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Community-based flood early warning: First national-level hands-on training in Pakistan

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Land Cover Monitoring System for Nepal Launched

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Understanding disaster risks and building collaborative efforts for preparedness and adaptation in the Koshi Basin

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Bangladesh Meteorological Department adopts HIWAT for more accurate forecasts

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A geospatial platform to support Pakistan’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme and ecosystem restoration efforts

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ICIMOD and Nepal Mountaineering Association embark on a partnership for mountains

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Featured videos

Sessions on knowledge gap and early career researchers in HKH

BOOK LAUNCH - Interpreting mountain treelines in a changing world

Cryosphere Forum 2021- Session 1 Field investigations of permafrost

RESILIENT MOUNTAIN SOLUTIONS WEBINAR SERIES:Ep III-The role of private sector in agri-mechanization

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Featured dataset

Floristic diversity in the Far Eastern Himalayan Landscape

This is a checklist of flowering plant diversity in the Far eastern Himalayan Landscape comprising parts of China, India and Myanmar. It contains a total of 5283 species collated from published resources such as peer-reviewed journals, books and reports reviewed during a systematic review of plants from the Landscape.

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Protect the pulse.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya is the pulse of the planet. Being at the top of the world, changes happen here before they happen anywhere else and the beat of this place vibrates across the globe. We are ICIMOD. Together with our partners, we protect the pulse. 

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کے ذریعے غیر محفوظ ترین تک رسائی CBFEWS (in Urdu)

CBFEWS is an integrated system of tools and plans managed by and for communities. It provides near real-time early warnings when rising flood waters are detected. The warning information is transmitted to caretakers who disseminate the information to the rest of the community, government line agencies, and stakeholders. Although the detection of flood risk and its communication to vulnerable communities are driven by technology, the primary functioning of the CBFEWS lies in a people-centred approach to flood response.

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Proceedings of the webinar on financing sustainable mountain tourism

Through our Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape (HKPL) Initiative, we organized a webinar on financing sustainable mountain tourism for the exchange of ideas from Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan. Officials from the banking industry, tourism experts, and government representatives held detailed discussions to identify potential action areas to promote green, inclusive, and resilient tourism economies through innovative financial solutions and policy instruments. The webinar provided a platform for sharing ideas and solutions related to financial products and service development in the region, and for fostering knowledge exchange among the three countries.

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Harmonizing the vegetation classification of Kailash Sacred Landscape - Working paper

This paper is the collective effort of ICIMOD and partners to harmonize the vegetation classification of the Kailash Sacred Landscape. The vegetation map was prepared using field data, satellite data, and inputs from experts and partner institutions in China, India, and Nepal. The map provides information on the geographic extent, area coverage, and species composition of 14 vegetation and six land use-land cover types. The information can be used to enhance decision making for ecosystem management in the landscape. Additionally, the methods used in this study are dynamic and could be easily applied to other landscapes in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

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Journal articles

Orr, A; Ahmad, B; Alam, U; Appadurai, A; Bharucha, ZP; Biemans, H; Bolch, T; Chaulagain, NP; Dhaubanjar, S; Dimri, AP; Dixon, H; Fowler, HJ; Gioli, G; Halvorson, SJ; Hussain, A; …; Shrestha, AB; Tayal, S; Tigala, S; Virk, ZT; Wester, P; Wescoat Jr, JL (2022). 'Knowledge priorities on climate change and water in the upper Indus basin: A horizon scanning exercise to identify the top 100 research questions in social and natural sciences.' In Earth's Future, 10(4).  

Daron, J;  Bruno Soares, M;  Janes, T;  Colledge, F;  Srinivasan, G;  Agarwal, A;  Hewitt, C;  Richardson, K;  Nepal, SSingh Shrestha, MRasul, G;  Suckall, N;  Harrison, B;  Oakes, RL; Corbelli, D  (2022). 'Advancing climate services in south Asia.' In Climate Services 26: 100295

Smolenaars, WJ;  Dhaubanjar, S;  Jamil, MK;  Lutz, A;  Immerzeel, W;  Ludwig, F; Biemans, H  (2022). 'Future upstream water consumption and its impact on downstream water availability in the transboundary Indus basin.' In Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 26: 861-883 

Grey, L; Johnson, AV;  Matthews, T;  Perry, LB;  Elmore, AC;  Khadka, A;  Shrestha, D;  Tuladhar, S;  Baidya, SK;  Aryal, D; Gajurel, AP  (2022). 'Mount Everest’s photogenic weather during the post-monsoon.' In Weather

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