Women’s Empowerment at the Frontline of Adaptation

Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Copyright © 2014 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) All rights reserved. Published 2014

ISBN 978 92 9115 319 0 (printed) 978 92 9115 320 6 (electronic)

Printed and bound in Nepal by Quality Printers Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal

Photos: Alex Treadway – cover page Anshul Ojha – p 18; Dibya Gurung – pp 35, 44; Jitendra Bajracharya – pp 33, 50; Lowrence Hislop – pp x. 12, 16, 30, 36, 39, 41; Nabin Baral – pp x, 6, 7, 48; Riccardo Pravettoni – pp x, 2; Santosh Pathak – pp x, 10; WOCAN – x, p 24

Infographics: Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal Cartography: Asha Kaji Thaku, Gauri Dangol

Production team Susan Sellars-Shrestha (Consultant editor) Amy Sellmyer (Editor) Punam Pradhan (Graphic designer) Asha Kaji Thaku (Editorial assistant)

Note This study was a part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). HICAP is implemented jointly by ICIMOD, CICERO and GRID-Arendal in collaboration with local partners, and is funded by the governments of Norway and Sweden. This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgement of the source is made. ICIMOD would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source. No use of this publication may be made for resale or for any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission in writing from ICIMOD. The views and interpretations in this publication are those of the author(s). They are not attributable to ICIMOD and do not imply the expression of any opinion concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries, or the endorsement of any product.

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Citation: Gurung, DD; Bisht S (2014) Women’s empowerment at the frontline of adaptation: Emerging issues, adaptive practices, and priorities in Nepal. ICIMOD Working Paper 2014/3. Kathmandu: ICIMOD

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