IHCAP


A project under the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE) of the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and is being implemented in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. IHCAP is supporting the implementation of the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) as a knowledge and technical partner.


 

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2nd

Level 2 Candidates

Blazing a Trail in Himalayan Glaciology

Second Indo-Swiss Capacity Building Programme on Himalayan Glaciology

Twelve young researchers, out of a total of 22, have qualified for level 2 of the second Indo-Swiss Capacity Building Programme on Himalayan Glaciology. Level 2 of the programme comprises advanced study of Himalayan glaciers; and a three-week field work to Chhota Shigri glacier in Himachal Pradesh. The training will be jointly conducted by experts from India and Switzerland. At the end of level 2, five candidates will be selected for level 3 based on their performance.

The 12 selected candidates are- Anirudha Mahagaonkar from IIT Guwahati; Lydia Sam from Defence Terrain Research Laboratory; Maanya from Karnataka SAC; Bisma Yousuf Qazi from University of Kashmir; Purushottam Kumar Garg from CFG, Wadia I H G; Tariq Abdulla from University of Kashmir; Sofi Zubair Ahmed from University of Kashmir; Vandana from Central University of Himachal Pradesh; Roshan Tamang from SASE; Om Kumar from JNU; Jyoti Prakash Deka from Tezpur University, Assam; and Mohd. Jawad from JNU.

The programme, conceptualized as part of the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Climate Change Programme of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, aims to strengthen capacities of Indian researchers and institutions in the field of glaciology. In doing so, it seeks to help them in their ongoing research and work on the topic, and more broadly, contribute to the understanding of the scientific dimension of climate change.

In level 2 of the programme, the selected candidates will be trained in advanced theory of Himalayan glaciers, and various techniques to monitor glacier mass balance, dynamics and glacier-climate interactions. A one-month field visit to Chhota Shigri glacier in Himachal Pradesh is also part of this training level.

Field Trip