Areas included in the HKH region

Entire territory

Highest peak

Gangkhar Puensum: 7,541 m

Country Nodal Agency

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource, Royal Government of Bhutan

Tashi Dorji
Programme contact

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Senior Livestock and Rangeland Specialist, Country Focal Point

A partner since inception

The Royal Government of Bhutan

Bhutan contributes core support to ICIMOD, with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource (MoENR) as the designated nodal agency.

The incumbent Secretary of the MoENR 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 Department of Macro-Fiscal and Development Finance (DMDF) under the Ministry of Finance in close coordination with MoENR.

About ICIMOD in Dzongkha language

རྒྱལ་སྤྱིའི་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་གངས་རི་གོང་འཕེལ་ལྟེ་བ་९ཨི་སི་མོཌ०འདི་ ཧིན་དུ་ཀུཤ་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་རི་རྒྱུད་མི་མང་གི་དོན་ལུ་ལཱ་འབད ་མི་ ནང་འཁོད་ གཞུང་འབྲེལ་གྱི་ རྒྱུས་མངའ་ ཤེས་ཡོན་དང་སློབ་གཉེར ་ལྟེ་བ་ཅིག་ཨིན། ང་བཅས་ཀྱི་ཡིག་ཚང་ལྟེ་བ་འདི་ སྦལ་ཡུལ་ ནེ་པཱལ་གྱི་རྒྱལ་ས་ཀཌ་ མཱན་ཌུ་ལུ་གཞི་བཙུགས་འབད་ཡོདཔ་ད་ ལུང་ཕྱོགས་ཀྱི་འཐུས་མི་ ཨཕ་ག་ནིས་ཏཱན་ བངྒལ་དེཤ་ འབྲུག་ རྒྱ་ནག་ རྒྱ་གར་ མ་ཡཱན་མར་ སྦལ་ཡུལ་དང་ པ་ཀིས་ཏཱན་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་བརྒྱད་ཀྱི་ནང་ལུ་དང་དོན་ལུ་ ལཱ་ཚུ་འབདཝ་ཨིན།

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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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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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གངས་རི་ཚུ་རྒྱུ་སྐར་འཛམ་གླིང་གི་འཕྲོད་བརྟེན་བལྟ་རྟོག་འབད་མི་ལག་ཆས་བཟུམ་ཅིག་ཨིན། ས་ཕྱོགས་གཞན་ཁ་ལས་ཕར་ རྒྱུག་ཆུའི་གནས་སྟངས་ག་དེ་སྦེ་ཡོད་ག་ ལོ་ཐོག་ག་དེ་སྦེ་སྐྱེས་དོ་ག་ དེ་ལས་མི་སྡེ་འཚོ་བའི་གནས་སྟངས་ག་དེ་སྦེ་འགྱོ་དོ་ག་ཚུ་ག་ར་ འཛམ་གླིང་གི་རི་མགོ་མཐོན་པོའི་ས་ཁོངས་དེ་ཚུ་ནང་གི་འགྱུར་བ་དང་འཁྲིལ་དགོཔ་ཨིན།

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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.

Leveraging collective power through networks and platforms
Leveraging collective power through networks and platforms
Building a member-led consortium
Building a member-led consortium
HKH High-Level Task Force formed and activities begun
HKH High-Level Task Force formed and activities begun
From strength to strength
From strength to strength

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

Partners and support

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News and features

Around the HKH