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Gangkhar Puensum: 7,541 m
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan
Senior Ecosystems Specialist, Country Focal point
A partner since inception
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
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.
Enhance resilience of women and men of the HKH to socioeconomic and environmental changes, including climate change.
Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries.
Economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and restoring freshwater ecosystems.
Use science-based knowledge on air quality, atmospheric processes and climate to shape policies and actions.
Enable use of information and knowledge for policies and practices through support from a regional information system in the HKH region.
Springs are the main source of water for millions of people in the mid-hills of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), on which both rural and urban communities depend for their domestic and agricultural needs.
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.
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