September 2013 Blog Posts (21)

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 8 by R.Ortega: "Indigenous Systems for local weather forecast and strategies of adaptation to climate change in southern Peru"

 

INDIGENOUS SYSTEMS FOR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST AND STRATEGIES OF ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTHERN PERU

 

Ramiro Ortega Dueñas*

rortega.d@gmail.com

   Indigenous…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 6 by G.Castro: "The role of water sources in the Inca Road System and its successfull management, in Cajamarca, Peru"

The role of water sources in the Inca Road System (Qhapaq Ñan) and its successful management, in the region of Cajamarca, Peru, since pre-Hispanic times

 

By Guillermo Castro Escudero

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 5: Paribesh Pradhan, "Innovations and challenges on water security and management across Nepal Himalayas in a changing climate"

HimalAndes Focused Conversation:

 

“Knowledge sharing around water management innovations in the Andes and the Himalayas”

 

Title: Innovations and…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 28, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation[ Kalyan Paul Case 7: Himalayas: Forests and Water: Securing a Balance in Mountain Ecosystems

 

Himalayas: Forests and Water: Securing a Balance in Mountain Ecosystems

 

Author(s)  Mrs Anita Paul and Mr Kalyan Paul

Address of Author

Anita Paul, Director (Community Initiatives)

Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 28, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Week 2 Program

Dear KM4Dev Members,



We're wrapping up Week 1 of our 3-week Focused Conversation. Toward the end

of the day we will circulate a brief summary of the week. For now, it is my

pleasure to send you the agenda for Week 2: a week that features a great

variety of inspiring and thought-provoking case studies!



We are very grateful to those who have participated in the conversation

thus far and we look forward to a livelier discussion next week.…



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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 28, 2013 at 12:26am — No Comments

Even The Broken Clock Tower Gives Nepalis The Right Time Twice a Day

By: Narayan Adhikari, Nepal Country Representative

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http://bloggingonaccountability.org/2013/09/27/even-the-broken-clock-tower-gives-nepalis-the-right-time-twice-a-day/#more-556As I entered the city of Birgunj, Nepal’s hub for…

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Added by Mitchell Eric Sommers on September 27, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

[ HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 4 by J.Recharte: High Mountain Glacier Watershed Program in Peru: sharing lessons on local adaptation plans to climate change

High Mountain Glacier Watershed Program in Peru: sharing lessons on local adaptation plans to climate change

 

Jorge Recharte

The Mountain Institute Peru

 

This paper presents the High Mountain Glacier Watershed Program (HMGWP) activities implemented by The Mountain Institute (TMI) in Peru and a short reference to parallel activities conducted in Nepal. The…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 26, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Ujol Sherchan, Resource: ICIMOD 2013 Photo Contest Online Gallery on “Water” Themes

From: Ujol Sherchan <usherchan@icimod.org >



Subject: Resource: ICIMOD 2013 Photo Contest Online Gallery on “Water” Themes



Dear All,



The International Centre for Integrate Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 2013 Photo Contest Online Gallery (http://www.icimod.org/photocontest/2013/page/gallery) showcases about 2,900 entries (digital images) taken in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region and submitted…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 26, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 3: Call for Action and community engagement

Dear Colleagues,





The case study submitted by Dr Alton Byers (TMI)  describes the efforts on international collaboration and knowledge sharing between experts from different mountain regions, including Himalayas, Andes, Central Asia, European Alps.



By way of summary;  in September 2011, an Andean-Asian Glacial Lake Expedition was conducted to Imja glacial lake in Mt. Everest region of Nepal, to share experiences in control and management of dangerous glacial…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 26, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

We are lacking of the right delivery process and not of practical knowledge for development

The objective of this paper is to respond to the angoisse - at the end of the day, we can say we provided practical knowledge, we achieved results, however no one is happy and the solution becomes unsustainable  - A situation that makes development delivery complex and unconfortable.

Added by Amouzou Bedi on September 26, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case Study 3:

Climate Change, Tourism, and Freshwater Management in the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Nepal

Alton C. Byers, Ph.D.

The Mountain Institute

High Mountain Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP)

 

The 1113 km2 Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park and Bufer Zone is located in northeastern Nepal in the Solu Khumbu District of Sagarmatha Zone.  The park is roughly triangular in shape…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 25, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

[HimalAnde​s Focused Conversati​on] Case Study 1 by CONDESAN: Machangara River Basin Council, Azuay Province, Ecuador

Dear KM4Dev Members, 

Here is the first Case Study for Week 1. This case is provided by CONDESAN, which was founded in 1993 and has since consolidated its position as an important platform for issues related to natural resource management and sustainable development in the Andean region, particularly in water and watershed management. CONDESAN generates and shares information and knowledge about natural…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 24, 2013 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Case 2: Integrated Water Management of Muylo Mullucro catchment, Tarma, Peru

Felipe Custer, Sep 24, 2013, Case 2: Integrated Water Management of Muylo Mullucro catchment, Tarma, Peru

I. Basin overview

Location: The micro Muylo - Mullucro are located in the district of Tarma , Tarma province and department of Junin, Peru . Both watersheds are located in the upper river basin Tarma . The access road from Tarma is by dirt road for a stretch of 14 kms…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 24, 2013 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Felipe Custer: Week 1 Introduction

Dear KM4Dev Members, 

It is my distinct pleasure to moderate the first week of the 3 week focused conversation on "Knowledge sharing around water management innovations in the Andes and Himalayas". We have had the good fortune of receiving many excellent case studies from a wide variety of experts, with every day offering a new case study, so please consider offering prompt feedback. 
By way of introduction: 
Networks are an essential part of adapting…
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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 23, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

[HimalAndes Focused Conversation] Foreword by Dr. Alejandro Camino

Dear KM4Dev Members,

On behalf of Dr. Alejandro Camino, Founder of HimalAndes Initiative, I am pleased to share below the foreword for the focused conversation titled:  „Knowledge Sharing…

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Added by Ana Maria Ponce on September 23, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Advocacy and Knowledge Management: Empowering & Building Capacity of the target people

Everyone knows that Knowledge is the main key of success. For an effective organization, it is very much needed to build up knowledge management unit into the organization.  It helps increasing knowledge of its members and employees. By sharing knowledge with one another and with other organizations all em…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 22, 2013 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

What I Learned at Data Transparency 2013

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By: Anne Sophie Lambert, Associate Director

Thomas Jefferson once said, “We might hope to see the finances of the Union as clear and intelligible as a merchant’s books, so that every member of Congress and every man of any mind in the Union should be able to comprehend them, to investigate abuses, and consequently to control them.”

Last week, I attended the nation’s…

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Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on September 19, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"Knowledge management will never work until corporations realize it's not about how you capture knowledge but how you create and leverage it." Etienne Wenger, co-creator of the concept of Communities…

"Knowledge management will never work until corporations realize it's not about how you capture knowledge but how you create and leverage it."

Etienne Wenger, co-creator of the concept of Communities of Practice

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Added by Faith keodiretseng Ditshekiso on September 17, 2013 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Training the Accountability Advocates of Liberia’s Future

By: Yasmin Anis, Accountability Lab Summer Resident.

This summer, Accountability Lab Liberia helped organize and lead a series of training sessions to help Liberian youth better understand the concept of accountability and their related rights and…

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Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on September 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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