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Himalaya Climate Change Adaptation ProgrammeHimalaya Climate Change Adaptation Programme
The goal of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) is to contribute to the enhancement of resilience of mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Focussing particularly on women, the programme seeks to acheive this through improved understanding of vulnerabilities, opportunities, and potentials for adaptation to climate change.
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Population density in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region (inhabitants per square kilometre) Population density in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region (inhabitants per square kilometre)
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region extends 3500 km over all or part of eight countries, ranging from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east. The total estimated population of the region is 210 million. The 10 river basins, including the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra which have their source in the HKH region, provide water to 1.3 billion people, a fifth of the world’s population. Rural to urban migration is one of the most widespread glo...
04 Jan 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The MPI is an index of acute multidimensional poverty. It shows the number of people who are multi-dimensionally poor. It reflects deprivations in very rudimentary services and core human functioning for people across 104 countries. Although constrained by data limitations, MPI reveals a different pattern of poverty than income poverty, as it highlights a different set of deprivations. There are many facets of poverty in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, ordered by country ranking Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, ordered by country ranking
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" according to three dimensions: health, education, and living standards. It provides a frame of reference for both social and economic development of a country, ranging from 0 (zero development) to 1 (highest level of development). Out of the countries found within the Himalaya Hindu Kush region, China ranks the highest on the Human De...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Human development index (HDI) for the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" according to three dimensions: health, education, and living standards. It provides a frame of reference for both social and economic development of a country, ranging from 0 (zero development) to 1 (highest level of development). Out of the countries found within the Himalaya Hindu Kush region, China ranks the highest (101st), Afgha...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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Cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region Cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
The largest cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region number in the millions of inhabitants. The most populous cities include Khabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Srinagar (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Quetta (Pakistan), Xinning (China), and Dehra Dun (India). Large cities such as Kathmandu, Lhasa or Dehra Dun are growing at rates that double the population of these cities every 10 to 15 years or so. At the other extreme are vast rural areas s...
02 Jul 2012 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil
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