• 5 June 2015: Celebrating World Environment Day

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    Message from the Director General, Dr David James Molden, Director General, ICIMOD

    Improving disaster resilience- Lessons from the Nepal earthquake
    As the world celebrates World Environment Day, central Nepal, where ICIMOD is headquartered, is still recovering from a large earthquake that hit on 25 April 2015. We cannot think of the usual topics surrounding World Environment Day – clean water, clean air, well managed natural resources – without thinking of what the earthquake has done to the people of the region. To what extent can their lives be restored?

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  • Call for Participation: ICT for Mountain Development Award 2015 (5 June 2015)

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    To mark World Environment Day 2015, ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2015 on 5 June for the second consecutive year. The award recognises innovations, use and applications of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) that help to promote mountain development and environmental conservation. More details are given below and also available on our website at www.icimod.org/ict4md  

    ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH). However, we do not yet have a comprehensive picture of its use, application and proliferation in the mountain environment context.  We hope that through this annual ICT for Mountain Development Award, we will be able to learn more about its usage and application – where, how and what is being done in the region to benefit mountain communities.

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  • Social Forestry Day 2015 Commemorative Plantation at NPiDC, Gelephu

    Glimpses of Plantation Activity at the NPiDC campus at Gelephu
    Glimpses of Plantation Activity at the NPiDC campus at Gelephu

    In order to join the Nation in Social Forestry Day celebration on 2nd June 2015 coinciding with the Coronation day of the 4th King, a commemorative plantation was carried out at the National Piggery Development Centre (NPiDC) campus at Gelephu. Around 300 saplings of horticultural and aesthetic values were planted covering area of one acre. Species include aracanut, mango, leechi, coffee and ashoka saplings.

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  • Ramjarpas harvest water melon for the first time in Wangringmo

    Farmers with their produce
    Farmers with their produce

    Trashiyangtse: A semi commercial water melon production in Wangringmo, Ramjar geog began in March 2015 under the research outreach program/HRDP Post Project Activity 2015. The program was aimed to diversify crop production, intensify land use (relay cropping after paddy) and also to utilise the irrigation facilities put in Wangringmo by the Department and the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector in the past.

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