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Areas included in the HKH region

Entire territory

Highest peak

Gangkhar Puensum: 7,541 m

Tashi Dorji
Programme contact

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Senior Ecosystems Specialist, Country Focal point

A partner since inception

The Royal Government of Bhutan

Bhutan contributes core support to ICIMOD, with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) as the designated nodal agency.

The incumbent Secretary of the MoAF formally represents Bhutan on the ICIMOD Board of Governors. Bhutan and ICIMOD has been working in the area of capacity building, institutional strengthening, internships, research and demonstration, and regional and international workshops and conferences, among other activities.

ICIMOD`s partner institutions in Bhutan include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector. The formal letter of agreements for ICIMOD programs is routed and approved through the Gross National Happiness  Commission (GNHC) in close coordination with MoAF.

Regional Programmes engaged in Bhutan

Knowledge into action

The Regional Programmes are formulated with a view to long-term testing, piloting, and monitoring of innovative approaches; promoting transboundary cooperation, meeting capacity building needs in the region and delivering strategic results.

Adaptation and Resilience Building

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

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Transboundary Landscapes

Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries.

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River Basins and Cryosphere

Economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and restoring freshwater ecosystems.

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Atmosphere

Use science-based knowledge on air quality, atmospheric processes and climate to shape policies and actions.

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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.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Our lasting impact

The problems facing the people and mountains of the HKH aren’t just solved with brilliant theories. They are solved by having a hands-on understanding of the challenges of the region, and a truly holistic approach that places as much emphasis on implementation as it does on understanding.

Addressing the climate crisis in our HKH mountains
Addressing the climate crisis in our HKH mountains
Science and  mapping at the top of the world
Science and mapping at the top of the world
Promoting the HKH Assessment report
Promoting the HKH Assessment report
South–south learning in participatory forest management
South–south learning in participatory forest management

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

Partners and support

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