About ICIMOD Foundation

The ICIMOD Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the efforts of ICIMOD to be a regional knowledge, learning, and enabling centre for the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The Foundation’s vision is that through ICIMOD it can make a significant contribution to the stability of this fragile mountain system and the resilience of its people for their benefit and for the benefit of the people living downstream and beyond.

The Foundation is supported by contributions from those who have an interest in the region and its people. With the Foundation’s support, ICIMOD will be able to implement its programmes using a consistent long-term approach. While strong regional ownership is imperative, non-regional stakeholders give the Centre a greater international presence in recognition of the implications its Mission has for all of mankind. It was with this goal in mind that the ICIMOD Foundation was originally created. Overall, the ICIMOD Foundation pursues the development of an economically and ecologically sound ecosystem in the mountain regions to improve the livelihoods of the poor population of the Himalayas.

Established in 2003, the ICIMOD Foundation is registered in Berne, Switzerland. The Foundation has a Board of Governors composed of selected members of the Board of Governors of ICIMOD and distinguished, reputable individuals in mountain development.

For further information, please contact:

Naina Shakya
Fundraising and External Relations Officer
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
GPO Box 3226, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
Tel +977-1-5003222 Ext. 228 
Fax +977-1-5003299