Invoking the voice of youth at the Asia-Pacific Youth Forum 2013, Nepal


According to global population dynamics, youths constitute more than half the world’s population yet very few international organisations have incorporated their concerns or have facilitated their participation in addressing emerging global challenges. One organisation has embarked on a remarkable initiative to engage youth in sustainable development activities: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

ICIMOD is an international, independent mountain learning and knowledge centre committed to improving the sustainable livelihoods of mountainous communities in the extended Himalayan region. Established in 1983, it operates in eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

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