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09Apr
Consultation Workshop on System Design and Methodology Framework for Climate Resilient Forest Management in Nepal

The workshop brought together district forest officers (DFOs) from the high mountains, mid-hills, and the Terai, and staff working at DoF in ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu, on 9 March 2018 to discuss ground-based information about vulnerable systems and the stressors they are exposed to.

During the workshop, ICIMOD’s Director General Dr. David Molden and Department of Forests, Deputy Director General (DDG), Dr Rajendra K.C., signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enhance the planning and management of forests by prioritizing management and adaption decisions to access the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems in Nepal. 

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14Mar
ICIMOD Delegation Observes REDD+ Activities in Mizoram, India

ICIMOD’s Director General David Molden and Deputy Director General Eklabya Sharma are currently in Aizwal, Mizoram, to observe ongoing ARCBR research activities. ICIMOD and ICFRE are collaboratively implementing the REDD+ Himalaya Project in the state of Mizoram. Molden and Sharma are also observing the progress of activities carried through this project during their visit.

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05Mar
Melanesian Delegates Visit Nepal to Learn About REDD+ and Community Based Forest Management

Delegates from Pacific Island countries—the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea—visited Nepal from 5 to 7 September 2017 to learn about Nepal’s successful community forest management, and the benefit sharing mechanism and safeguards system adapted by Nepal. The visit was organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and ICIMOD’s Regional REDD+ Initiative with the objective of fostering transboundary exchange and learning. Twenty-four participants from the four countries visited two forest sites—a community forest in Chitwan and a collaborative forest in Nawalparasi.

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23Feb
China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan Partners to Strengthen Sea Buckthorn Value Chain

Sea buckthorn is a high-altitude mountain niche product known for its ecological, nutritional, and economic benefits. Growing at elevations ranging from 4000 to 14,000 feet, the plant can withstand extreme temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius. The plant controls soil erosion, and its fruit, which is rich in Vitamin C, is known for its anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sea buckthorn has high demand in the international market for use in food, medicine, and beauty products.

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