Inception Workshop for Regional Cooperation in the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape


The inception workshop for transboundary cooperation in the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape (KPL) was held from 23 to 24 January 2013 in Islamabad, Pakistan to develop a framework for long-term programmatic action and begin the process of developing the framework for regional cooperation between China and Pakistan. 

In his welcome address, Dr David Molden, Director General of ICIMOD, stressed the importance of transboundary cooperation for sustainable management and development of the KPL. During the workshop, Dr Wu Ning, Ecosystem Services Theme Leader, presented an overview of ICIMOD’s approach to transboundary landscape conservation.

The workshop, which was attended by partners from Pakistan and China, gave participants an opportunity to share relevant information and prepare a roadmap for future activities in the KPL. Through national stakeholder presentations and group discussions, current gaps and challenges in the KPL were identified and further recommendations were made for major actions in the short and long term.