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Who Cares-God can only save them..

March 14, 2011


During January, I wrote an article on the preparedness of our government and agencies in disaster preparedness (Link- ) in Himalayan region of Asia. And  now we could see the nature’s fury in earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and how helpless one could become when human being come across such situation. Even, Japan among […]

REDD+ and Promoting Synergies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

January 11, 2011


As post-Cancun actions and forest management and conservation related action points of Government of India, I would like to highlight the scope and possible processes towards the implementation and acceptance of REDD+ in India. In the recent Cancun Summit, the UNFCCC agreed on a new framework for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation […]

Food and Nutritional Security in Himalayan Region-Efforts and Innovations

December 23, 2010


One of the reports of Planning Commission of India in 2006 revealed that, the state of undernourishment of the population, one of poverty’s finer manifestations, is much higher than national average in several Indian mountain states, like-Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Tripura. Similarly, to give an overview of the problems, a study carried […]

Effective Resourcing to Address Climate Change-Experiences from Himalaya

December 14, 2010


In the recent Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform ( ) 21-22 October 2010 in Bangkok, a civil society representative from Bangladesh highlighted that, “the NGOs in Bangladesh are flooded with Climate Adaptation Funds”.  This statement is an indication that availability and access to adaptation funds is less of an issue for this country and […]

On International Mountain Day 11 December, 2010

December 11, 2010


Many of us celebrated Mountain Day on 11 December 2010. Our congratulations to all of you on this occasion, with the hope that we all could highlight the vital and omni-connectedness of Mountains around the world. We feel that, mountains and its communities will be recognized important as well as vulnerable on various fronts.  We […]

Climate Change and Saving Agro-Biodiversity in Himalaya

November 15, 2010


Recently, a new report – ‘Climate Change and India: A 4×4 Assessment in India’ released by Environment Ministry of Govt. of India, that states about providing an assessment of impact of climate change by 2030s, on four key sectors of the Indian economy; Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Health, in four climate sensitive regions […]

Climatic Vulnerability and Developing Leadership Network

June 5, 2010


Unlike other parts of the World, the Himalayan Mountains remain neglected in many ways by various national and international agencies. In this region, the governance system is dysfunctional and various leading government, inter government and research institutions are not playing their role effectively. Empirical evidences have shown that the region is already in the state […]

Combining Income Generation and Food Access for Vulnerable Populations in Mountains

February 16, 2010


Evidences around the world have shown that, poverty is multi-dimensional and its causes are diverse, its manifestations and definitions are contextual, and it is not only a state of deprivation, but also a set of processes. Here, I wish to highlight the major constraints in market access and income generation for smallholder farmers in Uttarakhand […]