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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.
South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are among the regions that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Its adverse impacts are worsening and becoming more evident here. The impacts of climate change are leading to severe consequences such as increased food insecurity, poverty, and social and gender inequalities. Through a cyclical relation, these consequences are also the root causes of climate vulnerability. Reducing climate risks demands that we address these root causes. An understanding of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI), among other issues, is central to understanding people’s capacities to cope with and adapt to climate change induced impacts, including recognising the prevalence of patriarchal systems in most South Asian and HKH countries.
The main goal of this assessment is to provide evidence to support the development and implementation of gender-responsive climate policies and programmes at the country level as well as improve regional cooperation towards this end in South Asia and the HKH. In this regard, the report assesses the state of gender equality and climate change by analysing three climate-affected sectors – agriculture, water, and energy (with a focus on renewable energy). The assessment covers all 10 countries which fall in South Asia and the HKH – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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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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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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.