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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 S

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Nepal - International Training Course

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.

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09/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Title of Training: 
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).
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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: 
<p>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).</p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <a href="http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/2014_Nepal_Training_Report_Final.pdf">Download the training course report.</a>
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ICIMOD receives GIS Award at Esri International User Conference

Image from the SERVIR-Himalaya node at ICIMOD in Nepal.

On 16 July 2014, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, ICIMOD, received a "Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award" at the ESRI International User Conference (Esri UC) in San D

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Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:07
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Joint UN-SPIDER/ICIMOD International Training Programme on Multi-level Risk Profiling

Participants of the training programme multi-level risk profiling
UN-SPIDER's expert, Mr Shirish Ravan, holding a lecture

From 9 to 13 June 2014, UN-SPIDER is conducting an international training programme on multi-level risk profiling jointly with its Regional Support Office ICIMOD.

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Mon, 09/06/2014 - 13:48
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ICIMOD holds 44th Board Meeting

ICIMOD became a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in February 2013.

Representatives from regional member countries, Independent Board Members, and representatives from ICIMOD donor organizations came together for the 44th ICIMOD Board meeting from 28 to 30 November

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Thu, 19/12/2013 - 14:58
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ICIMOD: Grants Programme for utilizing geospatial Tools and Services

Snow-capped peaks and ridges of the eastern Himalaya Mountains

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), has announced a Request for Proposals for the SERVIR-Himalaya Small

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 11:16
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Himalayas: Satellite-based Rainfall Estimates

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) issued a study on detailed assessm

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Mon, 24/06/2013 - 15:09
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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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ICIMOD
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Pakistan: Building flash flood resilience in mountainous regions

As flash floods hit Pakistan in February and caused damage over a wide area which also killed 29 people in various area in Peshawar, ICIMOD, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Develop

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Mon, 11/03/2013 - 08:59
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Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck encourages secondary high school children of Thimphu to use modern geospatial tools

Her Royal Highness Princess Euphelma Choden Wangchuck inspired some secondary high school children from in and around Thimphu to learn about and understand climate change issues through interactive

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