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Congratulations to the following teams that were selected to participate in the 2013 MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program in the Himalayas.

These teams have prepared research proposals focusing on Climate Change in Mountain Area Regions in the Himalayas. Please get to know them by clicking on their team pages below:


Fellow: Jannatul Naim (Rajshahi University), Mentor: Shamsul Alam
"Women's Health, Vulnerability and Adaptation Due to Climate Change: A Study of the Hilly Regions of Bangladesh"

Fellow: Yiaser Arafat Rubel (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), Mentor: Bayes Ahmed (IMC Worldwide-Bangladesh Office)
"Assessing Landcover Changes in Hilly Regions and the Implications for Climate Change Adaptation"

Fellow: Lhakpa (Royal University of Bhutan), Mentor: Pankaj Thapa (Royal University of Bhutan)
"Linking Traditional Beliefs on Climate Change Phenomena to Scientific Facts for Better Adaptation Strategies-- A Village Level Case Study in Eastern Bhutan"

Fellows: Antara Dasgupta and Urvi Lakhera (Doon University, Dehradun), Mentor: Suneet Naithani (Doon University, Dehradun)
"Spatial and Temporal Variations in Precipitation and their Impacts on the Doonagiri Glacier, Uttarakhand, and its Adjoining Habitats"

Fellow: Joyeeta Poddar (Birla Institute of Technology), Mentor: Arvind Pandey (Birla Institute of Technology)
"Comparative Assessment of Glacier Response to Climate Change in parts of Western and Nepal Himalaya with Focus on Glacier Health"

Fellow: Ram Nagesh Prasad (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Mentor: Padmini Pani (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
"Dynamics of Apple Orchards in Reponse to Environmental Change: A Case Study of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh"

Fellows: Anil Nepal and Nirmal Kumar Shahi (Kathmandu University), Mentor: Kundan Lal Shrestha (Kathmandu University)
"Assessment of Water Resources of Koshi Basin, Nepal, Using Regional Climate Model (RCM)-- An Approach to Climate Change Initiatives

Fellow: Gunjan Silwal (Tribhuvan University), Mentors: Susmita Dhakal (Tribhuvan University), Gyan Kumar Chhipi (Tribhuvan University)
"Modelling Snow and Glacier Melt Runoff and Impacts of Climate Change: A Case Study of Koshi Basin, Nepal"

Fellow: Pramila Paudyal (Tribhuvan University), Mentor: Deepak Rijal (Nepal Climate Change Support Programme)
"Climate Change Vulnerability in Agricultural Productivity in the Mountains of Nepal: A Case of VDC of Dolakha District"

Fellow: Prasamsa Thapa (Kathmandu University), Mentor: Rijan Kayastha (Kathmandu University)
"Study of Tsho Rolpa Glacial Lake and Trakarding Glacier in the Rolwaling Valley, Dolakha District, Nepal, Using Remote Sensing"

Fellow: Saad ul Haque (Institute of Space Technology), Mentor: Badar Ghauri (Institute of Space Technology)
"Drought Monitoring in Barani (Rain fed) Area of Northern Pakistan"

Fellow: Zeenat Yasmeen (Institute of Space Technology), Mohammad Danish Siddiqui (Institute of Space Technology), Mentor: Arjumand Zaidi (Institute of Space Technology)
"Vulnerability Assessment for Potential Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Events in Passu and Bagrot Valley"


For more information about these teams or to learn more about the MyCOE / SERVIR Himalayas Fellowship Program, please see the program wiki.

To view the terms of participation for the fellowship program, please click here



In collaboration with: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal



With thanks for software donations to all fellows:



Dr. Patricia Solís, Principal Investigator
Astrid Ng, Participant Logistics & Detail Coordination Team Lead
Marcela Zeballos, Travel and Workshop Support Coordinator