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Kamal Thapa Magar and Furba Tenzing Sherpa win first prizes in the ‘Voices of Khumbu’s Children’ interschool art and letter writing competitions   /EIN News/ The winners of the ‘Climate Change: Voices of Khumbu’s Children’ interschool art and letter writing competitions were announced at the Khumjung Festival on19 June in a celebration during which prizes and certificates were awarded. Kamal Thapa Magar a fourth grade student from Khumjung High School, secured the first prize in the interschool art competition, creatively depicting the causes and effects of the climate change being faced by the world in his work. In the letter writing competition, Furba Tenzing Sherpa < http://www.icimod.org/?page=502 >, a tenth grader from Khumjung High School won the first prize. Furba’s letter appeals to the world leaders to help protect the developing world from the effects of climate change.    ICIMOD Electronic Newsletter ICIMOD’s E-news, June /July 2009, Issue # 30 http://www.icimod.org/enews/index.php  Read My View ‘Bonn Climate Change Talks: Outcomes on REDD’ by Dr Bhaskar Singh Karky, Research Fellow in the Economic Analysis Division of the Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction Programme (SLPR), ICIMOD.  Call for Contributions Mountain Forum Bulletin’s next issue on ‘Payments for Environmental Services’ (PES)  The next issue of the Mountain Forum Bulletin, scheduled to be published in December 2009, will focus on the theme ‘Payments for Environmental Services’ (PES).

PES is an emerging approach to environmental management and, potentially, a way to sustain livelihoods in mountain areas. So far, information on PES has largely concentrated on the macroeconomic and theoretical application of PES and has not been mountain-specific. Interested experts affiliated to the Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (Mountain Forum Asia-Pacific community) are welcome to contribute to the Bulletin. For more details, contact Ms Laura Keenan, Information Production & Management, Mountain Forum Secretariat (MFS) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Asia Pacific Mountain Courier’s next issue on ‘Mountain Biodiversity’  The second issue of the Asia Pacific Mountain Courier by the Asia-Pacific Mountain Network/ ICIMOD will be on Mountain Biodiversity, scheduled for October 2009.

It seeks contributions from its sister networks in Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America, and the Network Secretariat. In particular (i) status and trends of, and threats to mountain biological diversity; and (ii) progress made in the implementation of the programme of work on mountain biological diversity.  For more details, contact Tek Jung Mahat, APMN Node Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Vacancy Announcement Regional Coordinator - Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative Division/Unit: Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services (ECES)  http://www.icimod.org/?page=556  Deadline: 15 August 2009   Publications Note: All publications can be downloaded from ICIMOD Books-Online http://www.books.icimod.org  Technical Publications Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change (2009)  http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/613  Labour Migration and Remittances in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (2009) http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/543  A Manual for an Inventory of Greater Himalayan Wetlands http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/611  Proceedings of the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference: Kathmandu, 16-18 November 2008 (2009)  http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/612  General Publications Annual Report 2008 (2009) http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/610  Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Himalayas: Sustainable Mountain Development, No.55 (2009)  http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/601  Information Sheets   Climate Change in the Himalayas: Information Sheet #3 http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/608  Articles The Role of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) Mountain System in the Context of a Changing Climate http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1659/mrd.mp011.  Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts and Regional Cooperation on Water and Hazards in the Himalayan Region http://www.unep.org/environmentalgovernance/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jvqlGzsaGvM=&tabid=604&language=en-US  Forthcoming Events   Note: Participation in ICIMOD events is by invitation only, unless otherwise specified.  3-7 August 2009 Writeshop on Local Adaptation Strategies to Water related Stresses and Hazards in the HKH Region Kathmandu Contact: Julie Dekens     24-28 August 2009 Regional Training Workshop on Snow and Glacier Melt Runoff Modelling in the Himalayas Kathmandu, Nepal Contact: Arun B.

Shrestha     31 August - 3 September 2009 Regional Workshop on Innovative Tools and Experiences in Mountain Ecosystems Management Kathmandu, Nepal Contact: Birendra Bajracharya     3 - 6 September 2009 South Asian Youth Summit on Climate Change (SAYSoCC 09)  Kathmandu, Nepal Contact: Tek Jung Mahat     15-18 September 2009 Regional Project on Shifting Cultivation Inception and Sharing Workshop (IDRC/IFAD)  Kathmandu, Nepal Contact person: Elisabeth Kerkhoff     17-18 September 2009 Regional Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for HKH Rangelands Kathmandu, Nepal Contact person: Yan Zhaoli     5-15 October 2009 ICIMOD’s First International Training Course on Participatory Integrated Watershed Management Godavari, Kathmandu, Nepal Contact: Keshar Man Sthapit .

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