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10 Oct 2018

“HI-AWARE has identified changemakers, i.e. community members that went above and beyond the interactions that our researchers had with them. These individuals aligned themselves and their efforts with HI-AWARE’s in raising awareness on climate change impacts as well as raising

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09 Jul 2018

Although most climate research provides cautious commentary to our preferred mode of development, is it wise to stray off the beaten path – can developing countries afford sustainable solutions and maintain economic growth? The decision to agree on mutually approved

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25 May 2018

NASA recently launched a twin set of spacecrafts that will observe the ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets and crusts. The space agency’s decision to observe water source adds to the emerging importance of studying water resources that is being felt

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22 May 2018

The fact that climate change is taking place is a well-established by now. However, sectors that stand to be the most at risk from climate change impacts, continue to function under a business-as-usual scenario. For irrigation, the dominant trend includes

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07 May 2018

The Hindu Kush Himalya (HKH) is witness to a great range of biopysical changes; however, there are a great many changes for the communities that reside in the upstream and downstream regions of the HKH. A demographic transisition is occuring

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10 Apr 2018

Decision making in the Global South has profound implications. Developing nations like Nepal must always do a balancing act between complementing a country’s pursuit for development with its sectoral limitations. In the case of Nepal, a country that has taken

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20 Mar 2018

Agriculture’s percentage contribution to the National GDP has been on a decline since the 1950’s. As of 2016, as per the World Bank statistics, agriculture was contributing about 17.4% to the country GDP. However, a major proportion of the population,

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17 Jan 2018

Results from current projections show that the road ahead is challenging…” said Arun Bhakta Shrestha, ICIMOD, to a gathered crowd of 60 stakeholders from the Government of Nepal. The road ahead that Dr. Shrestha is referring to is challenging indeed

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18 Dec 2017

Farming is a major source of livelihood for households in rural Nepal and is central to rural life. But this is transitioning in recent times. Farming is no longer able to support the needs of rural households, forcing people to

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30 Nov 2017

Experience gained in this research project has enabled the partners to create a platform where community youth can engage with researchers and participate in the process of climate change research. This will not only help them understand the issues of

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