Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) Partner and Stakeholder Workshop on Climate Change Science and Policy


ICIMOD in partnership with the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is organizing a three-day workshop in Kunming, China. The workshop will bring together experts from ICIMOD, core members from partner institutes under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP), department and county officials from the Chinese government, and relevant stakeholders working in the Yunnan province within the Upper Salween-Mekong basin. 

The Salween-Mekong basin is a climatically, ecologically, and ethnically diverse region. It also serves as the headwaters of many of the major river systems in China. In the upper Salween-Mekong basin, ICIMOD and other Chinese partners have carried out applied research covering climate and hydrological modelling, and community and gender specific adaptation approaches since 2012.

The workshop aims to stimulate flow of new information on climate change and local adaptation, facilitate exchange between multiple stakeholders, and identify the gaps in stakeholders’ current capacity and the need for ways forward on climate change adaptation strategies, policy development, and actions. Other broad objectives of the workshop are:

  • To share the information and results from HICAP China partners’ studies
  • To raise awareness and expand stakeholders’ understanding of the impact of climate change and the interaction with local livelihoods and multiple viewpoints 
  • To prepare key messages/findings that can be taken up/shared with policy and decision makers as an input for further discussion and planning for the remaining period.
  • To engage with national, provincial, and local decision makers to build social learning and provide a wider range of innovative options to support resilient communities and mechanisms in climate change scenarios
  • To prepare a policy engagement-centric plan of action for HICAP partners