The HI-LIFE is a collaborative effort of China, India, and Myanmar and is facilitated by the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with financial support from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). 



Other national institutes such as the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) which is based in Dehradun; Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) in Dehradun; 
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati; Assam University, Silcher; Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar; North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar; and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong are identified as potential national partners. 


  • Forest Department under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), earlier known as Ministry of Environment Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF)
    Other departments within MOECAF will also be potentially involved, especially the Environmental Conservation Department in relation to infrastructure development and ecosystem services. Other ministries and departments that may be involved as partners in project activities include: 

  • Department of Irrigation and Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation 
  • Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Transport 
  • General Administration Department, Ministry of Home Affairs 
  • Livestock Breeding and Veterinary and Rural Development
    departments, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development
  • Planning Department, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development 
  • Settlement and Land Records Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation 
  • Department of Hydropower Planning, Ministry of Electrical Power 
  • Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races
  • Myitkyina University 
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Myanmar Program

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