Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas (Himalica)

The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)  to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Our initiative is supported by the European Union.
Himalica is an integral part of ICIMOD's Regional Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change, which has dual objectives to enhance resilience and support adaptation by vulnerable communities in the HKH. Its expected key results are: 
  • To enhance the capacities of national and regional stakeholders for improving livelihood development through more sustainable and efficient use of natural resources and the protection of the environment in the HKH. 
  • To reduce poverty among mountain people through increased resilience by unlocking new livelihood opportunities, and promoting more equitable approaches to development.

The Himalayan Bees and Pollination Portal

This portal is a joint deliverable of the Himalica and Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiatived (KSLCDI) under the Livelihoods Theme of ICIMOD. The objective is to improve income and food security of the mountain people by promoting bees for pollination services and value chains of bee products through individual and institutional capacity building, knowledge partnership, and regional cooperation. The site features a general introduction, activities undertaken and strategies used, sections on news and success stories, frequently asked questions, videos, ICIMOD publications, and photo gallery, among other things

Funded by the European Union



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