Nepal

Nepal: ICIMOD conducts workshop about rapid response mapping

Representatives from 20 agencies engaged in disaster risk management shared their experiences
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ICIMOD: Closer collaboration with Nepal Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Much of ICIMOD’s research focuses on the science of climate change&adaptation

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) of Nepal.

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Nepal: International Charter activated for landslides

SERVIR capturing flooding and landslides in India and Nepal on 26 June 2013

On 5 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of Asia

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Tue, 05/08/2014 - 11:24

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Deforestation and Forest Degradation Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Sale Geo-spatial Methods

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The overall objective of the course is to impart advanced Remote Sensing (RS) knowledge and techniques to monitor forest cover and associated biomass. The participants will learn about the concepts of remote sensing for forest monitoring and techniques for biomass estimation using different biomass estimation models.

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Training Target Audience: 

The participants of the training course will be from ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of forest carbon stock estimation. The participants should have knowledge of remote sensing and GIS as well as forestry. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Lalitpur G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: ( 977 ) 1 5003222 Fax: (977) 1 5003299, 5003277 Email: info [at] icimod.org

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04/08/2014 to 08/08/2014

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Khumaltar, Patan 44700

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Kathmandu

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ICIMOD

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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.

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Nepal - International Training Course

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From 9 to 13 June 2014, UN-SPIDER conducted an international training programme on multi-level risk profiling jointly with its Regional Support Office ICIMOD. The purpose of the training programme, taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal, was to improve

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09/06/2014 to 13/06/2014

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International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling

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The experts providing the training course included specialists from UN-SPIDER, from ICIMOD, from National Disaster Reduction Centre of China NDRCC (China), and from the National Remote Sensing Centre NRDC (India).

Target Group: 

20 participants from disaster management agencies and stakeholder departments of ICIMOD Member States participated in the training programme. All but one ICIMOD Member state attended the programme: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Training Profile: 

The training on ‘Regional Training on Multi-level Flood Risk Mapping’ was jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNSPIDER) of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Part of the support for this training course comes from “SERVIR-Himalaya”, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The purpose of the training programme is to improve disaster risk management using space based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER.

The training covered climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology, developing hazard and vulnerability indicators at national and sub-national level, flood inundation modelling using HEC-RAS methods, flood inundation mapping and monitoring using satellite images and landslide hazard mapping using satellite remote sensing. More than 50% time was devoted to the hands-on sessions on flood inundation model (held by an expert of ICIMOD), on flood mapping and monitoring (held by an expert of NDRCC) and on landslide hazard mapping (held by an expert of the National Remote Sensing Centre of India). UN-SPIDER delivered lectures on climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology and on the role of space technology in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and HFA2.

Download the training course report.

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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ICIMOD
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At a glance: 

ICIMOD has been inducted as the 14th Regional Support Office (RSO) for UN-SPIDER. An Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the sidelines of the 4th RSO Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 11 and 12 February 2013. The UN-SPIDER RSO will be housed in ICIMOD’s Geospatial Solutions Theme (formerly MENRIS), which promotes the use of spaced-based information and GIS for sustainable development to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

Available expertise: 

ICIMOD employs nearly 170 staff. Within the main thematic disciplines – Livelihoods, Geospatial Solutions, Ecosystem Services, and Water and Air – are housed specialists with range of mountain-relevant expertise including economists, sociologists, anthropologists, statisticians, high value product specialists, gender specialists, governance specialists, climate change specialists, disaster risk reduction specialists, hydrologists, glaciologists, water resources specialists, watershed management specialists, atmospheric scientists, rangeland specialists, ecologists, biodiversity specialists, natural resource management specialists, forestry specialists, GIS and RS specialists, highly specialized software developers, knowledge management and communication specialists, and monitoring and evaluation specialists.

Available databases and space-based information: 

The Geospatial Solutions Theme is a repository for geospatial databases relevant to a wide range of applications including disasters and served through the GeoNetwork. The database includes satellite images, maps, and feature datasets – a total of 4,852 to date.

About the host institution: 

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 Himalayan (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Mountains are important global ecosystems facing especially rapid socioeconomic and environmental changes, particularly the impacts of climate change. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet the associated challenges emerging in the HKH region. To do this we bring together top researchers from the region and around the globe to generate and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the physical and social sciences, including traditional knowledge, for evidence-based decision making; and we provide a neutral meeting point for transboundary research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working to deliver impacts in five Regional Programmes across four Thematic Areas – Water and Air; Ecosystem Management; Livelihoods; and Geospatial Solutions – and supported by integrated knowledge management, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future.

<p>Mr Deo Raj Gurung <br /> Remote Sensing Specialist<br /> Geospatial Solutions Theme International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) <br /> Email: drgurung@icimod.org <br /> Phone: +977-1-5003222 Ext 122 <br /> Mobile: +977-9803681002 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277</p> <p>International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development <br /> GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal<br /> Tel +977-1-5003222 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277 <br /> Web: www.icimod.org</p>

Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

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The international symposium on ‘Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 4-6 October 2010.

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04/10/2010 to 06/10/2010

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Kathmandu

September 2008

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Sat, 20/09/2008
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