Kamal Thapa Magar and Furba Tenzing Sherpa win first prizes in the ‘Voices of Khumbu’s Children’ interschool art and letter writing competitions

/EIN News/ The winners of the ‘Climate Change: Voices of Khumbu’s Children’ interschool art and letter writing competitions were announced at the Khumjung Festival on19 June in a celebration during which prizes and certificates were awarded. Kamal Thapa Magar a fourth grade student from Khumjung High School, secured the first prize in the interschool art competition, creatively depicting the causes and effects of the climate change being faced by the world in his work. In the letter writing competition, Furba Tenzing Sherpa < http://www.icimod.org/?page=502 >, a tenth grader from Khumjung High School won the first prize. Furba’s letter appeals to the world leaders to help protect the developing world from the effects of climate change.

ICIMOD Electronic Newsletter

ICIMOD’s E-news, June /July 2009, Issue # 30


Read My View ‘Bonn Climate Change Talks: Outcomes on REDD’ by Dr Bhaskar Singh Karky, Research Fellow in the Economic Analysis Division of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction Programme (SLPR), ICIMOD.

Call for Contributions

Mountain Forum Bulletin’s next issue on ‘Payments for Environmental Services’ (PES)

The next issue of the Mountain Forum Bulletin, scheduled to be published in December 2009, will focus on the theme ‘Payments for Environmental Services’ (PES). PES is an emerging approach to environmental management and, potentially, a way to sustain livelihoods in mountain areas. So far, information on PES has largely concentrated on the macroeconomic and theoretical application of PES and has not been mountain-specific. Interested experts affiliated to the Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (Mountain Forum Asia-Pacific community) are welcome to contribute to the Bulletin. For more details, contact Ms Laura Keenan, Information Production & Management, Mountain Forum Secretariat (MFS) at [email protected]

Asia Pacific Mountain Courier’s next issue on ‘Mountain Biodiversity’

The second issue of the Asia Pacific Mountain Courier by the Asia-Pacific Mountain Network/ ICIMOD will be on Mountain Biodiversity, scheduled for October 2009. It seeks contributions from its sister networks in Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America, and the Network Secretariat. In particular (i) status and trends of, and threats to mountain biological diversity; and (ii) progress made in the implementation of the programme of work on mountain biological diversity. For more details, contact Tek Jung Mahat, APMN Node Manager at [email protected]

Vacancy Announcement

Regional Coordinator – Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative

Division/Unit: Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services (ECES)


Deadline: 15 August 2009


Note: All publications can be downloaded from ICIMOD Books-Online www.books.icimod.org

Technical Publications

Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change (2009)


Labour Migration and Remittances in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (2009)

A Manual for an Inventory of Greater Himalayan Wetlands

Proceedings of the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference: Kathmandu, 16-18 November 2008 (2009)


General Publications

Annual Report 2008 (2009)

Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Himalayas: Sustainable Mountain Development, No.55 (2009)


Information Sheets

Climate Change in the Himalayas: Information Sheet #3


The Role of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Mountain System in the Context of a Changing Climate

Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts and Regional Cooperation on Water and Hazards in the Himalayan Region http://www.unep.org/environmentalgovernance/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jvqlGzsaGvM%3D&tabid=604&language=en-US

Forthcoming Events

Note: Participation in ICIMOD events is by invitation only, unless otherwise specified.

3-7 August 2009
Writeshop on Local Adaptation Strategies to Water related Stresses and Hazards in the HKH Region


Contact: Julie Dekens

24-28 August 2009
Regional Training Workshop on Snow and Glacier Melt Runoff Modelling in the Himalayas

Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Arun B. Shrestha

31 August – 3 September 2009

Regional Workshop on Innovative Tools and Experiences in Mountain Ecosystems Management

Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Birendra Bajracharya

3 – 6 September 2009

South Asian Youth Summit on Climate Change (SAYSoCC 09)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Tek Jung Mahat

15-18 September 2009

Regional Project on Shifting Cultivation Inception and Sharing Workshop (IDRC/IFAD)

Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact person: Elisabeth Kerkhoff

17-18 September 2009

Regional Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for HKH Rangelands

Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact person: Yan Zhaoli

5-15 October 2009

ICIMOD’s First International Training Course on Participatory Integrated Watershed Management

Godavari, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Keshar Man Sthapit