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15Sep
Two TROSA HUC Water Research Grants 2018-2019 were Selected

Eight proposals submitted in response for the TROSA HUC Water Research Grants Call for Proposals were thoroughly reviewed by a panel of four subject matter specialists and a representative from TROSA Oxfam. Proposals were submitted by HUC members in India (2), Nepal (2), Myanmar (1), and Bangladesh (1).  Topics of proposed research ranged from causes and effects of sediment dynamics, water quality assessment, transboundary water governance, impact of infrastructure on livelihood, to community based flood disaster risk reducation. The proposals were looking at Brahmaputra, Ganga, and Salween rivers.

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24Aug
HUC Academy 2018: Building Mountain Research Capacity

The HUC Academy 2018, titled “Climate Science and Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region – a Transdisciplinary Approach,” took place at the ICIMOD Headquarters in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, Nepal, from 1 to 14 July 2018. Twenty-two participants from eight Hindu Kush Himalayan countries participated. 

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24Aug
Yunnan University Hosts Second HUC Water Group Meeting

The Water Group was established under a common platform to foster learning through an interdisciplinary approach. Apart from contributing to academic value addition, it works to strengthen regional cooperation around water resources by establishing networks of water management professionals.

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09Apr
Consultation Workshop on System Design and Methodology Framework for Climate Resilient Forest Management in Nepal

The workshop brought together district forest officers (DFOs) from the high mountains, mid-hills, and the Terai, and staff working at DoF in ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu, on 9 March 2018 to discuss ground-based information about vulnerable systems and the stressors they are exposed to.

During the workshop, ICIMOD’s Director General Dr. David Molden and Department of Forests, Deputy Director General (DDG), Dr Rajendra K.C., signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enhance the planning and management of forests by prioritizing management and adaption decisions to access the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems in Nepal. 

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05Mar
Melanesian Delegates Visit Nepal to Learn About REDD+ and Community Based Forest Management

Delegates from Pacific Island countries—the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea—visited Nepal from 5 to 7 September 2017 to learn about Nepal’s successful community forest management, and the benefit sharing mechanism and safeguards system adapted by Nepal. The visit was organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and ICIMOD’s Regional REDD+ Initiative with the objective of fostering transboundary exchange and learning. Twenty-four participants from the four countries visited two forest sites—a community forest in Chitwan and a collaborative forest in Nawalparasi.

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