About Me

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.
 
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Into the Hidden Valley: On a Quest for High Mountain Data
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Into the Hidden Valley: On a Quest for High Mountain Data

I assume most glaciologists would have interesting stories to share about their work: the experience of studying glaciers, their research findings, and their line of work in general. But while we’re in the field, carrying on a conversation is last thing on our minds.  Most recently, I travelled to Rikha Samba for the annual 2016 […]

Naubise farmer finds relief in climate smart practices
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Naubise farmer finds relief in climate smart practices

Farmer Sita Neupane is the talk of the town this summer. Ms Neupane earned a whopping NPR 70,000, selling cucumbers from her vegetable patch that roughly spans 375 square metres. And, she did it all without using any chemical pesticides on her vegetable farm in Naubise, Mahadevstan-7 of Kavre Palanchowk District, Nepal. Ms Neupane attributes […]

Jholmal – A chemical-free solution for farmers in Kavre
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Jholmal – A chemical-free solution for farmers in Kavre

This blog is the first in a four-part series that explores case studies within ICIMOD’s Resilient Mountain Village (RMV) program under their regional initiative Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). RMV is an integrated approach to development in mountain areas that combines economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development with climate change adaptation, resilience, […]

Journey to Yala Glacier
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Journey to Yala Glacier

The handset shortwave radio finally crackled, ‘Chimi ji, are you still there? Over!’ asked Ngawang, the leader of the expedition checking on me. I felt safe. I had been sitting alone on the glacier for about 45 minutes, as I could not keep up with my colleagues and I was exhausted. Unrelenting fog that refused […]

AWS On Ice
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AWS On Ice

True fact: there have been not one but two workshops dedicated specifically to the installation of automatic weather stations on glaciers. One of the biggest unknowns in how glaciers will respond to climate change are the meteorological conditions and melt rates at the glacier surface, and how these conditions relate to data from standard observation […]