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ICIMOD’s central document repository and online digital library, HimalDoc is a one-stop portal for publications, journal articles, reports, theses and other information resources related to the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
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Through our publications, we seek to influence policy, to inform decision making in the interest of mountain and people.
Mountains play a crucial role for both the highlands and lowlands, but are particularly vulnerable to climate change and human interventions. This policy brief focuses on ecosystem restoration in the mountains. It highlights the role of healthy mountain ecosystems and their services and provides a set of recommendations to help design effective restoration plans. It also reflects on the achievements made during the last 20 years.
The stories in this annual report provide a summary of our accomplishments over the last year. They showcase key aspects of our work on multiple fronts – from working with communities, engaging policymakers, facilitating regional cooperation, promoting gender and social inclusion, and generating new knowledge and building capacity – to create positive change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The stories also highlight the range of partnerships, with governments and civil society, that make possible our work in the region.
The impact of the 2022 floods on Pakistan’s rural communities and agriculture has been devastating, resulting in the loss of crops, livestock, and essential infrastructure. The country is now facing an unprecedented food security crisis. Nationally, Pakistan’s Sindh Province accounts for 42% of the rice production, 23% of the cotton production, and 31% of the sugarcane production. In our report, we assess potential crop production losses for these crops at the sub-district level using a remote-sensing approach based on satellite imagery. The analyses are designed to support the Government of Pakistan's rehabilitation and compensation planning processes.
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Within HimalDoc, we have organized special collections tagging our regional programmes and initiatives. Here you will find in one place all of the publications relevant to the initiative or programme.
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HimalDoc is the central repository of ICIMOD knowledge products. It serves as an open-access knowledge portal for a wide range of publications related to climate, socioeconomic, and environmental change and sustainable development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Making these resources and data available through a single interface is crucial to further research, development, and policy making. HimalDoc stores knowledge crucial to protecting the pulse of the planet.
Based on access types, HimalDoc contains four types of information resources:
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ICIMOD internal publications may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form for educational or nonprofit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. ICIMOD would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses an ICIMOD publication as a source. ICIMOD publications may not be used for resale or for any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission in writing from ICIMOD. The views and interpretations in this publication are those of the author(s). They are not attributable to ICIMOD and do not imply the expression of any opinion concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries, or the endorsement of any product.
The Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) is an initiative under ICIMOD’s Regional Programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). It seeks to improve collaboration among the HKH region’s universities and to promote centres of excellence on key topics relevant to the region. The aim is to build a dynamic mountain knowledge partnership among universities, ICIMOD, and regional member country partners to promote research and learning. HimalDoc aims to link HUC members’ libraries, making available an array of resources from across the region. A parallel search can be performed to search HimalDoc and HUC library resources together by selecting the HUC library from the browsing section under the “Parallel search” heading.