The Himalayan Climate Data Field Lab

The Himalayan Climate Data Field Lab

The organizing team for the Field Lab includes researchers and practitioners affiliated with the Toronto Climate Observatory at the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the United Nations University, and Arup working in coordination with collaborators from the Kathmandu-based Himalayan University Consortium (HUC).
13 May 2024 – 07 June 2024
Kathmandu, Nepal

The Himalayan Climate Data Field Lab is a month-long, flexible unconference that will gather scholars, practitioners, activists, community leaders, and storytellers to examine the ways that climate change data and information infrastructures shape adaptation and mitigation in the Himalayan region. Join the Field Lab to co-design, test, and produce new ideas, analytic tools, maps, sensing technologies, data protocols, artistic pieces and communication products that address climate change and its impacts, with the aim of creating a more equitable and pluralistic data landscape in the Himalayan region.

Over the course of the Field Lab, participants will be able to choose among a variety of different activities and projects – some will be pre-organized around central themes and others will be created during the Field Lab itself. On any given day, participants will be able to work on things like: creating and sharing datasets, making maps, coding,  joining storytelling workshops, developing new analytical tools, writing (papers, policy briefs, creative reflections), geeking out on research methods, or conducting field work around the Kathmandu Valley. 

Participants are also invited to help shape the program by co-organizing projects or work sessions that center around particular themes, questions, or data-oriented problems related to climate change in the region. You can organize your activity however you would like: to develop datasets or technologies to address a particular issue, to gather resources, to experiment with new processes and workflows, or to create a new work product. Participants are not required to propose group projects at the time of application, but we welcome your ideas! 


Advanced (Prior knowledge of any climate-related field required)

Language/s used in this training


Target Audience for the training

Practitioners, Decision-makers, Policy-makers, Marginalized groups (e.g. women, Indigenous peoples), Researchers, Other

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Costs / FeesNo
Funding SupportYes
Certificate of CompletionYes
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