Research on Rangelands

Our research explores the dynamics of the Himalayan rangelands in the changing world

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Vulnerability and Marginalization of Risks

Our research identifies social vulnerability, marginalization and exposure to multi-hazards in Nepal

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Climate Change Impacts

This research explores the impact of climate change on medicinal plants through experiments in field and lab

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Welcome to The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS)

The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. GIIS promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research to generate credible, salient and legitimate knowledge that catalyzes a transformative change in the developmental policies and practices in Nepal and elsewhere. Through deep engagement with decision-makers and multiple stakeholders, GIIS aims to shape developmental agenda that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and economically viable. Our interdisciplinary team has a strong track record of extensive research in Climate change and Landuse change, Natural resources and the Environment, Geohazards and Disasters, Society and Migration, Global Health and Nutrition, Gender and Equality and AI and Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Future. Currently, we have 17 research fellows and six research associates...

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ongoing news and events

30 Jun, 2021 Wednesday

Deep Generative Models: Promises and Dangers

Dr. Danda Pani Paudel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In this session, Dr. Paudel presented his ideas and shared his work experience regarding promises and dangers of the state of the art deep generative models in generating and manipulating images and videos....

12 May, 2021 Wednesday

Development of Smart Boulders to Monitor Mass Movements via the Internet of Things: A Step Towards a Cost-Effective Early Warning System

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We have been conducting rigorous and policy-relevant research in collaboration with governments, funding agencies, academic and research institutions, private and public organizations...

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Our Publications

Climate change amplifies plant invasion in Nepal

Jan 1, 1970

Future climate change is likely to increase the risk of invasive alien plants (IAPs) in Nepal, according to a recent ...

Climate change amplifies vector-borne diseases in Hindu Kush Himalayan region

Jan 1, 1970

Observed weather and projected climate change suggest increases in the transmission of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) i...