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15 Jun 2015

Mr Chewang Lachenpa, a former executive member of the Lachen Tourism Development Committee, was interviewed about tourism in North Sikkim at a coffee shop in M G Road in Gangtok, Sikkim as part of HI-AWARE’s scoping study in the Teesta region.

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15 Jun 2015

A HI-AWARE team, together with local partners, undertook field visits to the Teesta and Gandaki basins in Nepal and India in the first quarter of 2015 to identify potential study sites as well as the major issues playing out in those sites. They visited parts of Sikkim, West Bengal and West Champaran District in Bihar, India and parts of Nuwakot and Chitwan districts in Nepal.

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10 Jun 2015

The closure of the China-Sikkim northern border in the early 1960s dealt a big blow to animal husbandry (transhumant pastoralism) in North Sikkim. Since then, yak and sheep herders from Tibet have stopped coming to North Sikkim and those from North Sikkim have stopped grazing their animals in the Trans-Himalayan pastures in Tibet.

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13 Feb 2015

A South Asia Regional Fulbright Alumni Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus convened in Kathmandu on February 10-12, 2015. The workshop assembled 45 South Asian alumni of the Fulbright, Humphrey, and International Visitors Leadership Programs, and another 40 regional and international experts, to promote shared understanding on water, energy, and food issues.

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15 Jan 2015

Toma Lama’s interview of Dr Arun Bhakta Shrestha, Regional Programme Manager, River Basins, ICIMOD and Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) research team member, was aired on Nepal FM 91.8 MHz on 7 December 2014. Conducted in Nepali language as part of Nepal FM’s Awaaz Programme, the interview touched broadly on climate change and adaptation issues concerning Nepal.

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30 Dec 2014

The Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) ‘Science-Policy Dialogue’ was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 4 September 2014. The event brought together experts from HI-AWARE consortium member and partner organizations, government agencies and NGOs to discuss ways to improve and strengthen science-policy interface on climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and flood plains of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.

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12 Dec 2014

At the National River Summit ‘Managing Rivers for Life’ held in Sunkoshi Beach Camp in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal from 20 to 23 September 2014,

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14 Jul 2013

A consultation workshop to develop the detailed project proposal on Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) programme was held with consortium partners and potential stakeholders in Pakistan.

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12 Dec 2012

Cyclone Hudhud-induced disaster claimed about 40 lives in the Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal.uld have been averted had timely weather forecast been made available to those on the trekking route in the Annapurna Circuit, said Dr Arun Bhakta Shrestha, Senior Climate Change Specialist at ICIMOD and Himalayan Adaptation, Water, and Resilience (HI-AWARE) research team member, in an interview with Nepal TV, which was aired on 23 October 2014, 7:25 PM Nepal Time.

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