Frequently Asked Questions

CountriesAreas included in the HKH region
AfghanistanAll provinces except the provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Nimroz, Farah, and Herat.
BangladeshChittagong Hill Tracts
BhutanEntire territory
ChinaParts of the provinces of Yunnan (Diqing, Nujiang, and Dali prefectures), Sichuan (Ganzi, Aba, and Liangshan prefectures), and Gansu (Gannan, Wuwei and Zhangye prefectures); Xinjiang Autonomous Region (Kashigar, Kezilesu, Hetian, and Altai prefectures); Tibet Autonomous Region (entire territory); and Qinghai province (entire territory)
IndiaEntire territory of 11 mountain states (Assam, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir (Indian administered area), Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh), and Darjeeling district of West Bengal state
MyanmarChin, Shan, Rakhine, and Kachin states
NepalEntire territory
PakistanKhyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 24 districts (out of 32) of Balochistan province (excluded districts are Kachhi, Gwadar, Jafarabad, Jhal Magsi, Lasbela, and Sohbatpur), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan. and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Sustainable development is defined in many different ways, but the most cited definition is from Our Common Future, also referred to as the Brundtland Report: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." 

About 193 countries have signed on to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of which there are 17 in total, by 2030. The SDGs cover social, economic and environmental issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, employment, infrastructure, energy, urbanization, inequality, biodiversity, social justice, and partnership.
Fields of achievement of the individual, or organization, or company being nominated for the ICIMOD Mountain Prize can be in any of (but not limited to) the following work areas:
  1. access to water,
  2. sustainable production systems for food/nutrition security and income,
  3. climate change adaptation,
  4. disaster risk reduction,
  5. access to clean energy,
  6. technologies or innovations, including ICTs, for mountain development,
  7. promotion of economic/income generating opportunity or/and investment,
  8. policy advocacy,
  9. mountain ecosystems/biodiversity conservation