ICIMOD at the Mountain Futures Conference 2018

Sessions on the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP)

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will participate in the Second International Mountain Futures Conference in Yunnan, China on 6–7 June 2018. Building on the success of the First Mountain Futures Conference in 2016, the event will give participants an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with researchers and representatives from mountain regions around the world and to shape the future of the Mountain Futures Initiative.

ICIMOD will organize a parallel session and a special session during the conference to share key findings and policy messages from the Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), coordinated by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under ICIMOD’s regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). The sessions intends to draw attention to a range of climate change-related issues specific to the mountains and how they affect the Hindu Kush Himalaya ecosystem. 

The comprehensive assessment aimed to assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH, address critical data gaps, and increase understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts. The HIMAP assessment compiled and analysed the current science on the HKH to produce robust evidence to reduce scientific uncertainty and identify actions that governments, civil society, and development professionals could take to address challenges. The assessment involved some 300 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers and will culminate in a major publication with a reputed international publisher in the second half of 2018.

ICIMOD will also participate in a marketplace activity to showcase scientific information on climate change impacts, vulnerability, and policy measures and adaptation actions, with a special focus on mountains. 


Information on the Sessions

Parallel Session 1.3
The Hindu Kush Himalaya Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) 
Venue: Sheng Shi Qian He Hotel, Kunming
Date: 6 June 2018
Time: 13:00–15:00

Time

Programme

Speakers

13:30-13:40 Opening Remarks Prof. Yanfen Wang, Vice President, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and HIMAP coordinating leader author (CLA), Chapter 2
13:40-14:00 Overview of The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment – Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability, and People Dr Philippus Wester, Regional Programme Manager, MKAN, and HIMAP Coordinator, ICIMOD
14:00-14:20 Drivers of Change for Mountain Sustainability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Dr Wu Ning, Chief, Ecologist, ICIMOD and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 2
14:20-14:40 Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Dr Guoyu Ren, Professor, Laboratory for Climate Studies, National Climate Centre and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 3
14:40-15:00 Sustaining HKH Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Dr Jianchu Xu, Director, East and Central Asia Office, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 5

Special Session 3
The Hindu Kush Himalaya Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) 
Venue: Sheng Shi Qian He Hotel, Kunming
Date: 6 June 2018
Time: 16:30–18:10

Time

Programme

Speakers

16:30-16:50 Meeting Future Energy Needs in the HKH Mr Bikash Sharma, Senior Environmental Economist, ICIMOD and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 6
16:50-17:10 Water in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Dr Fan Zhang, Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP–CAS) and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 8
17:10-17:30 Poverty and Vulnerability in Mountain Livelihoods in the HKH Dr Purnamita Dasgupta, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, India and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 12
17:30-17:50 Adaptation to Climate Change in the HKH: Stronger Action Urgently Needed Dr Arabinda Mishra, Theme Leader, Livelihoods, ICIMOD and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 13
17:50-18:10 In the Shadow of the Himalayan Mountains: Persistent Gender and Social Exclusion in Development Dr Yiching Song, Senior Research Associate and Program Head, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and HIMAP CLA, Chapter 14