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.

Participants are invited to apply by January 22, 2024 and to share your ideas for projects and activities you would like to participate in during the Field Lab.

For more details, visit the call for applications here


Themes that Field Lab activities will focus on include:

  1. User Needs for Climate Change Information
  2. Local and Indigenous Knowledge
  3. Climate & Disaster Risk Management
  4. Sensing and Sensors
  5. Urban Climate Challenges
  6. Local Energy Transitions
  7. Public Health and Climate Change
  8. Displacement, Migration, and Mobility
  9. Biodiversity & Ecological Change
  10. AI and Machine Learning
  11. Making with Data: Art, Design, Media

AIDD Labs members will be leading activities regarding themes #1 and #3 primarily.

Event Organizers

The organizing team for the Field Lab includes researchers and practitioners affiliated with the Toronto Climate Observatory at the University of Toronto, AIDD Labs at 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).

The Field Lab is made possible with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the World Bank Disaster Risk Financing Initiative, and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) of the Government of Nepal.

Core team members