On Feb 8, the weather at Gopetar, a small village located over 2,000m altitude en-route between Taplejung and Panchthar in the Mechi Highway was very cold when the Mobile Campaign for Climate Change Awareness spearheaded by Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) reached there to organize the on- the-spot climate program at Sirijung Higher Secondary School. The rainy morning became a coincidental assumption which Dr Dinesh Bhuju, Team Leader of the Center, had made the other day while explaining his audience about the difference between weather and climate at Taplejung.
Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) successfully organized the Climate Change Awareness program at Simkot, the headquarters of Nepal's most remote high mountain district Humla in farwest Nepal bordering Tibet of China. Situated at the altitude of 3,000 m asl, Simkot (Nepali Sim= wetland; Kot= offial town) is beautifully located on the lap of the mountain and surrounded by snow mountain range of Api Saipal. The district, however, is connected with rest of the world only by air. On foot it takes nearly a week to reach the nearest road transport.