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China

About

The People’s Republic of China is a founding member of ICIMOD, along with seven other member states. China has been a member of ICIMOD since its inception and has been helping to meet its major objectives of poverty alleviation and environmental conservation in Hindu Kush Himalayas.  China contributes core support to ICIMOD and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the designated nodal agency. The incumbent Vice President of CAS formally represents in the ICIMOD Board of Governors. China and ICIMOD have been working together in the areas of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities. ICIMOD`s partner institutions in China include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector.

Country Nodal Agency

Country Focal Point

Regional Programmes engaged  in China

Regional Programme 1: Adaptation and Resilience Building

Enhance resilience of women and men of the HKH to socioeconomic and environmental changes, including climate change.

Regional Programme 2: Transboundary Landscapes

Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources (biodiversity, rangelands, farming systems, forests, wetlands and watersheds) in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries

Regional Programme 3: River Basins and Cryosphere

Economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and, where necessary, restoring freshwater ecosystems; Regional cryosphere knowledge hub to collate and share knowledge of partners working in the region, and to build capacity to study the cryosphere.

Regional Programme 4: Atmosphere

Use science-based knowledge on air quality, atmospheric processes and climate to shape policies and actions leading to air pollution mitigation for improved environment and human health.

Regional Programme 5: Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS)

Enable use of information and knowledge for policies and practices through support from a regional information system in the HKH region.