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26 Aug, 2015
Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing more and more on building resilience and increasing preparedness among communities living in hazard prone areas...
10 Aug, 2015
The training was conducted by ICIMOD experts and covered science applications developed to promote access to high quality, user-tailored tools and information services that are focused on ICIMOD’s thematic areas: agricultural monitoring, land cover and biomass, forest fire detection, and disaster management...
24 Jul, 2015
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...
23 Jul, 2015
The results of the project were discussed with stakeholders from Nepal’s Ministry of Agricultural Development and Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, research institutes, non-governmental organizations, and farmers’ representatives during a consultation workshop on ’Present Status and Future Prospects of Agroforestry...
14 Jul, 2015
The small grant and small scale application programmes were started in July 2014 with the aim to expand the network of organizations, universities, and institutions in the HKH region to improve capacity in evidence-based decision making...
01 Jul, 2015
Forest fires are a major challenge in Nepal, where large patches of forest are lost each year as a result of fire incidents. In recent years, the number of forest fire incidents has risen, further contributing...
10 Jun, 2015
ICIMOD and Kathmandu University, Nepal, launched ‘Disaster Reporting’, an android application that enables users to report disaster events along with essential information, such as impact and immediate relief requirements.
17 Apr, 2015
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will be collaborating with the World Resources Institute (WRI) through its Global Forest Watch (GFW) initiative to develop a periodic forest cover monitoring system and to identify forest change prone areas that need critical management attention.
15 Apr, 2015
The SERVIR-Himalaya Initiative of ICIMOD, in collaboration with the Department of Forests (DoF) of Nepal, carried out field level awareness campaign in the most fire prone districts of Nepal.
27 Mar, 2015
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) hosted the SERVIR Hub Exchange Programme from 10–13 March 2015. During the week long programme, participants discussed and shared experiences in cloud-based automated flood mapping.