Himalaya

The Centre for Policy Studies & Rural Development (CEPRUD) started working since 1993. In the first few years its name was Centre for Police Studies and in 2002 it was converted into the Centre for Policy Studies and Rural Development in order to undertake action research along...

Following to the sharing of ICIMOD@COP17 overview email, we like to share with you again information about the most special event in this series – the Mountain Day, scheduled on 4 December 2011. The event will attract several important personalities,...

Around 211 million people reside in the greater Himalayan region, but there is a lack of cohesive information on their socioeconomic status. Issues such as whether, how, and why mountain poverty differs from national poverty remain unaddressed. This report attempts to identify,...

Mountains occupy 24% of the global land surface area and are home to 12% of the world’s population. Mountains have an ecological, aesthetic, and socioeconomic significance, not only for those living in the mountain areas, but also for people living beyond them. About 10% of the world’...

(Kathmandu, 11 November 2011) Coinciding with Bhutan’s ‘Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas’, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan, will hold a series of events to draw the...

New Delhi, 2 October 2011.- Inaugurating the one-day workshop on 'Challenges in Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation - Potential for collaboration between ICIMOD and India', held at The Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the occasion of the first India-ICIMOD Day, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh...

Pilot Radio Project. The Mountain Forum Secretariat (MFS) and Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) collaborated with Radio Sagarmatha (RS), the oldest community FM radio station in South Asia, in a pilot project to bring the voices of the mountain and hill people residing in the Nepal Himalaya to Mountain Forum and the world at large. The idea behind the project was to facilitate a two-way...

"Pendeba" is a Tibetan term referring to volunteer community-service workers.

The Pendeba Society, founded in 2009, is the first non-profit organization to be created in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is registered in the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Shigatse Prefecture Government with support from the Management Bureau of the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Nature...

India predominantly is a rural country; about 3/4 of its population living in the villages are fighting with majority of socio-economic and political problems. In this endeavor, bioprospecting and technology can play important role, that have potential to become a main driving force for all rural developmental initiatives and sustainable socio-economic changes of the society and the natural...

The present paper focuses on the other side of the development, based on the findings from the empirical study of ACC cement factory at Barmana situated in the lower shivalik Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. Like other developmental activities, this activity also ignores the ecological and environment concerns of the local area and disturb physical, socio- cultural as well as non-material...

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