November 06, 2018
Pumpkin cultivation on sandbars has drawn hundreds and thousands out of extreme poverty in Bangladesh, and this change of cultivation patterns may pave the way for others as water flow in the Teesta declines
October 01, 2018
Landless labourers in Bihar benefit from the silt that comes down from the Himalayas by growing vegetables, but it is an extremely tough life, with very little profit for the farmer
September 21, 2018
Apple orchards are travelling up the mountains in Sikkim and elsewhere in the Himalayas, as climate change makes the lower slopes too warm
September 05, 2018
As springs across Nepal falter and fail, the 13 million people that live in Nepal’s hilly areas face the brunt of a water crisis that is only now being understood
August 13, 2018
In Pakistan’s Soan river basin, deeply impacted by climate change, farmers, local leaders, and innovators are embracing technologies to deal with irregular rains and rising temperatures
July 27, 2018
In a country ridden by electricity shortages, some of the most remote villages in the Hindu Kush Himalayas now enjoy a steady flow, at least during the summer months
This is a special series of reports by women journalists, done in partnership with ICIMOD, showing how vulnerable communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayas innovate and adapt in the face of climate change.
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region is one of the world’s youngest, highest and most fragile mountain systems. It is one of the areas most vulnerable to climate change, where temperatures are rising much faster than the global average. It is also an area of huge cultural diversity – where some of the poorest communities face huge challenges.
The Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience Research (HI-AWARE) is a research consortium that has carried out scientific and participatory research to better understand the impacts of a changing climate in the region. As part of this project, HI-AWARE reached out to women journalists across the region to capture local experiences – from high in the icy mountains to the sandy plains.