ICIMOD and its partners are organizing an international forum on the relationship between the cryosphere and society, a first-of-its-kind platform focusing on the emerging area of cryosphere contributions. While the concept of cryosphere contributions is a comparatively new lens through which to view the cryosphere and its intersection with humanity, this forum will explore its relevance in the HKH region and potential for building a bridge between science and society.

This forum seeks to bring together regional and international experts and stakeholders to discuss the latest research in this rapidly evolving field, clarifying and developing the “Voice of the HKH”


Travel Grant

ICIMOD is accepting applications from early career researchers under 35 years of age with less than 5 years of experience in the field to present findings from exceptional and groundbreaking completed cryosphere-related research projects. 

We will accept at least two applicants from each of the member countries of ICIMOD – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

This Travel Grant call is for attendees to ICIMOD’s upcoming International Forum on Cryosphere and Society: The Voice of the Hindu Kush Himalaya, to be held from 28 to 30 August 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. It will serve as a platform for discussions on the emerging and evolving topic of the cryosphere’s contributions, its relevance in the HKH context, the research developing in the space, and pathways towards increasing the resilience of HKH communities.



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