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many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,


Cultures binds civilizations through practice, perception, delicacy and dignity. Culture marks differences between groups, but within groups, Culture is an inherent confederation, a unique string that connects and unites individuals.

in a discussion and mountain fair programme organized by the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) on December 11 to mark International mountain Day 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In line with this year’s theme.

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

The Himalayan University Consortium: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Mountains

This conference aims to explore and assess the role of mountains in the Anthropocene, and to develop plausible visions for mountains in a future where unintended or unforeseen consequences of human activities may dominate natural processes.

On 9 December, ICIMOD observed International Mountain Day 2016 at its headquarters, focusing on the need to retain and employ cultural knowledge in Mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

and the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Nepal are jointly organising a regional conference on mountain

partnership for sustainable mountain development was signed by Ayesha Khan, Country Director, Hashoo Foundation and David Molden, Director General, International Centre for Integrated

Strengthening mountain livelihood opportunities

two-day celebration of local culture. Also known as the Monsoon Festival, the event takes place in the month of July each year. It

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.

Agriculture ecosystem

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to

With stirring images and stories from before and after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake, director Pradip Pokhrel conveys a powerful story of loss, hope, and redemption in his hour-long documentary, “A Song for Barpak,” which has earned the

Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), is shared by Bhutan, India, and Nepal.

International Mountain Day 2015 provides an occasion to highlight how Mountain communities are protecting biodiversity by producing a large variety of typical products and providing crucial goods and services to all of us.

Rangelands

Ecosystems