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Asian Journal of Information and Communications 10(2)
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Asian Journal of Information and Communications

Contribution of geographical information system on livelihood adaptation in Nepal Dhundi Raj Bhattarai

  • Page:82-91
  • 2019-03-31

The issue of livelihood adaptation along with the change in climate has been a matter of discussion in the academic arena to address the climate change and geographical diversities in Nepal. The utility of GIS (geographical information system) has been considered as one of the effective tools adapted from ICT. This paper discusses the contribution as of GIS on livelihood adaptation and challenges to overcome the situation for effective management of environmental changes in Nepal. The virtual nature of the interne and novice users to its considerable capacity may contribute for the effective and efficient livelihood adaptation. The study has concluded that GIS is essential for forecasting and redeployment of resource through geographical mapping. Managing future risk requires insight into current and future vulnerabilities and how to prevent or reduce them, the probabilities of a threat, and the costs associated with potential outcomes and how to mitigate them. Some of the issues for consideration related to sustainable development and management can be regulatory measures of GIS, legal measure, technical and procedural measures and public awareness and capacity building.

Keywords: livelihood, poverty

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