HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop

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The three promoters of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) conducted the annual review and planning workshop for the programme from 26 to 28 August 2013 in Kunming, China. 

HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop

Organized in partnership with the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), the event brought together partners from the regional member countries of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) involved in HICAP research. 

Stocktaking of various activities carried out by all regional partners and achievements in terms of outputs and outcomes under HICAP in 2013 was conducted during the three-day workshop.

HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop

Besides the three promoters - CICERO, GRID-Arendal, and ICIMOD – and KIB, representatives from the Asian International Rivers Centre, Center for Mountain Ecosystem Studies, Chengdu Institute of Biology, China Tibetology Research Center, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research and Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences in China, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Aaranyak in India, the Institute of Water Modelling in Bangladesh, the International Water Management Institute in Pakistan, and the WWF Nepal Programme also attended the workshop.

The workshop also facilitated a framework for planning collaborative field research in the HICAP sub-basins - Upper Indus, Koshi, Upper Brahmaputra, Eastern Brahmaputra, and Upper Salween-Mekong. All parties involved outlined detailed work plans with milestones and outputs for 2014. 

HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop

Specific sessions on impact pathways led by ICIMOD’s Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit and Dr Sheelagh O'Reilly, IOD PARC, helped participants familiarize with impact pathways approach and terminologies. These sessions also helped facilitate development of an outline of additional activities needed to achieve social, economic, and environmental impacts, and influence relevant policy changes in the different countries/sub-basins under HICAP. 

Overall, the workshop provided a clearer picture of activities and outputs achieved by all partners, a work plan for 2014, and a renewed focus on impact oriented activities.  It also helped identify possible areas for collaboration and research within partner institutions involved.

A separate annual review and planning workshop with HICAP promoters, conducted earlier in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 7 and 8 August 2013 provided the necessary groundwork to make this annual review with regional partners successful. 

HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop
HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop
HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop
HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop
HICAP assesses activities, sets new targets, at annual review workshop

Photos: Utsav Maden

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