New Webinar@AIMS, HIMALDOC: A one-stop portal for Himalayan information resources

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “HIMALDOC: A one-stop portal for Himalayan information resources"

This webinar will present HIMALDOC repository based on INVENIO softwareThe webinar addresses publishers, librarians, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.


HIMALDOC, based on Invenio software, was developed by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as a tool for the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) regional repository on sustainable mountain development. The HKH region is the source of 10 large Asian river systems. They provide water, ecosystem services, and the basis for livelihoods to more than 210 million people. Much research has been done on social and environmental issues in the HKH by scholars from different universities, regional and international research organizations, governments and UN bodies. But the scientific results and data are either not available online or scattered on different web pages. HIMALDOC aims to collect, harvest and make these resources accessible. The availability of such specific information resources and data through a single interface is crucial to further research, development and policy making.


 23rd of April 2015  at 12:00 noon Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Anil Kumar Jha, Information Resource Associate at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is a librarian with over 10 years of experience in library and information management. Mr Jha has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded the TULLSSA Gold Medal in 2002 for gaining first position in the Bachelor’s of Library and Information Science. Mr Jha is responsible for managing ICIMOD’s Information Resource Centre and HIMALDOC


How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to, containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), CIARD and Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura   (IICA) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)