International Forum on

The Cryosphere and Society

The Voice of the HKH

Kathmandu, Nepal
28 - 30 August 2019

Organizers

Kathmandu University 

Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, non-governmental institution dedicated to maintaining high standards of academic excellence in Nepal. KU houses seven schools in different disciplines and has introduced various academic programmes in Nepal, in line with its vision to become a world-class university devoted to enhancing knowledge and developing technology. 

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. ICIMOD aims to help mountain people understand climate-induced changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream–downstream issues. The Centre supports regional transboundary programmes through partnerships with regional partner institutions, facilitates the exchange of experience, and serves as a regional knowledge hub. 

State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences

The State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (SKLC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is a research entity that focuses on the cryospheric and climatic changes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The SKLC conducts research on modern snow and ice process, ice cores, and changes in mountainous glaciers and ice sheets, studying their impacts on water resource and environments in Antarctica and the Arctic and fostering science-based decision making for social and economic development in West China. 

Organizers

Kathmandu University (KU) 
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (SKLC)

Donars

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs