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the vital goods and services mountains provide are essential for sustainable development across the globe. Further, major global events in 2015 – the Third UN World Conference on Disaster
of Parliament from India’s mountain states and Bangladesh to discuss transboundary cooperation. Representatives from European and Southeast Asian countries also
to inaccessible, remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the region
to protect transboundary ecosystems relies in part on building bridges of friendship and cooperation between neighbouring countries and people. Building those connections within the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape was the goal of a
Local people are leading its management through the ANCA Management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.
ICIMOD experts also trekked for 17 days from village to village with the ANCA’s chief wildlife warden and other officials, meeting the people living within the ANCA, hearing their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA
The Himalayan University Consortium: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Mountains
Policy workshop sets ground for a regional assessment of adaptation responses for the Hindu Kush Himalaya
Clean Energy Access for Mountain People
The main objective of the roundtable discussion is to bring together key actors and individuals to stimulate discussion on how ICIMOD and other agencies involved in sustainable mountain development can best engage with the private sector.
solutions to critical mountain and hill problems. ICIMOD bridges science with policies and
majestic, but they’re also fragile environments that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest concentration of
The Government of India has enlisted the expertise of ICIMOD as part of its newly launched effort to protect the complex and fragile Himalayan ecosystem
When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.
International Mountain Day 2013
International Expert Consultation on Mountains and Climate Change
11 December as International Mountain Day to foster understanding and respect for the traditional knowledge and techniques of Mountain communities that are key to managing and enhancing fragile Mountain
ICIMOD Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
e-discussion on Sustainable Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region
on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of