Annual Report 2015: Regional and Global Outreach

Strategic Engagement with Corporate Sector Enhanced by Work with SAARC CCI

Organizations that are the voice of industry in the HKH region are increasingly working in partnership with ICIMOD to achieve shared objectives and enhance the role of the corporate sector in promoting sustainable mountain development.

ICIMOD in 2015 signed a memorandum of agreement with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) to support the private sector’s capacity to foster sustainable development.

the organizations will cooperate on development of sustainable business solutions, policy dialogues on mutual topics of interest, joint events, and strengthening linkages with national chambers of commerce and industry in the region. ICIMOD’s role will include sharing information on climate change and conservation of the region’s environment, water resources and energy.

ICIMOD also partnered with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to support strategic business engagement and highlight the social and environmental risks and opportunities for business in mountain goods and services.