Innovation and Regional Collaboration for Value Chain Development in the Context of Mountain Climate Change

Date: 2 December 2017 


Time Agenda Facilitator
9:15–10:00 Welcome and Introductions
  • Dhrupad Chaudhary, Regional Programme Manager, ICIMOD – Opening Remarks (10 minutes)
  • FAO, Opening Remarks (10 minutes)
  • World Bank, Opening Remarks (10 minutes) Participants Introductions (15minutes)
Anu Joshi Shrestha
10:00–10:15 Key Note Speech
Regional cooperation — VC beyond political boundary (current state of regional trade — what works well, what does not work, and way forward)
Posh Raj Pandey, Chairman, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
10.15- 10.30 Group photo
Presentation on success stories from the region – RMCs
(what worked well, how did it work,where and which VC?) (15 minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion)
10:30–11:00 Key considerations to harness emerging opportunities and reducing risks of climatic and non-climatic changes — ICIMOD’s experiences from the region Surendra Raj Joshi, Initiative Coordinator, ICIMOD
11:00–11:30 Financial institutions for addressing economic, social, and environmental goals for sustained and equitable growth UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
11:30–12:00 Harnessing global opportunities by engaging responsible/social enterprise instrengthening regional value chain (SABAH) Robin Amatya CEO
SAARC Business Association of Home Based Workers (SABAH Nepal)
12:00–12:30 Katalyst experience on market making and private sector engagement in Bangladesh GB Banjara, General Manager, Katalyst, Bangladesh
12.30- 13.30 Lunch
Group work on way forward forpositioning of mountain products in end market ( World Café setting)
13:30–14:30 Regionalcollaboration (testing, branding, and certification; traceability; and policyrecommendation)

Objective: To identify key areas ofinterventions and recommendations.
  • Is there a need and possibility for a regional brand? What should be the process? How can the brand can be positioned? Which actors/partners can contribute?
  • How to create an enabling environment for regional collaboration for value chain development?
Group facilitatedby ICIMOD team
Reducing risk in value chain by improving service provisions and promoting technologies, tools, and approaches
  • What are the potential risks in mountain value chain? How are these risks addressed? Which potential organizations can be working onvarious risks and their solutions, what should be the next step for reducingrisks in value chains?
  • What role can social/responsible enterprise play inreducing risks in value chains and achieve sustained growth?
Group Facilitated by ICIMOD team
Working Tea/Coffee Break
Role of social/responsible enterprise in value chain promotion to achieve sustained growth Group Facilitated by ICIMOD team
14:30–16:00 Group work presentation in penary. Groups will get 20 minutes each for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion Facilitation
Anu Joshi Shrestha
16:00–16:30 Closing
  • Basanta Shrestha, ICIMOD
  • Suraj Vaidya, SAARC Chanber of Commerce
Note taking – Aleeza Karki and Sabina Uprety

Logistics – Sabina Uprety