Vision and Mission

Vision

ICIMOD believes in a future where the region’s mountain people can experience enhanced livelihoods, equity, and social and environmental security; where they can adapt to climate, environmental, and socioeconomic change; and where future generations of mountain and downstream populations can enjoy the benefits and opportunities afforded by the region’s natural endowment. ICIMOD foresees a future in which the role of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) as the water tower for more than a billion people, as a cultural and spiritual hub, as the home of global biodiversity hotspots, as a significant ecological buffer zone, and as a source of resources and services for mountain and lowland people is upheld, valued, and recognized globally and regionally.

Mission

ICIMOD is an intergovernmental knowledge and learning centre that develops and shares research, information, and innovations to empower people in the eight regional member countries of the HKH – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

ICIMOD aims to serve the region through information and knowledge generation and sharing to find innovative solutions to critical mountain problems. ICIMOD bridges science with policies and on-the-ground practices. It provides a regional platform where experts, planners, policy makers, and practitioners can exchange ideas and perspectives towards the achievement of sustainable mountain development. ICIMOD facilitates knowledge exchange across the region, helps customize international knowledge and tailors it to the region’s needs, and brings regional issues to the global stage. ICIMOD sees knowledge-sharing initiatives as a source of inspiration, innovation, and questioning, helping in the design of future strategies.

Vision

Men, women, and children of the Hindu Kush Himalayas enjoy improved wellbeing in a healthy mountain environment.

Mission

To enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation.