Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio

ICIMOD’s investment strategy for engagement for SDIP Phase II focuses on ICIMOD’s ‘River Basin Programme (RBP)’ covering three major transboundary basins – the Indus, Ganga (Koshi), and Brahmaputra – using a strategic approach focuses on the interface science-policy-practice, and the multiple uses of water throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). 

Current challenges to river basin research include knowledge gaps, increasing disaster risks, climate change, and persisting uncertainties about hydrological processes. ICIMOD’s RBP will fall in line with SDIP-II by generating regional knowledge and feeding it into regional networks and forums while promoting science diplomacy in policy processes. Within four years ICIMOD hopes to achieve improved cooperation for enhanced management of these three transboundary rivers.