Areas included in the HKH region

Parts of the provinces of Yunnan (Diqing, Nujiang & Dali prefectures), Sichuan (Ganzi, Aba & Liangshan prefectures), & Gansu (Gannan, Wuwei & Zhangye prefectures); Xinjiang autonomous region (Kashigar, Kezilesu, Hetian & Altai prefectures); Tibet (entire territory), and Qinghai province (entire territory)

Highest peak

Qomolangma (border peak)

Country Nodal Agency

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yi Shaoliang
Programme contact

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Programme Coordinator HI-LIFE, Country Focal point

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A partner since inception

The People’s Republic of China

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.

About ICIMOD in Chinese language

国际山地综合发展中心(ICIMOD,以下简称“国际山地中心”)是一个政府间的知识与学 习中心,旨在为兴都库什(喜马拉雅(the Hindu Kush Himalaya,以下简称“HKH”)地区 的人民谋求福祉。国际山地中心的总部位于尼泊尔加德满都,在八个区域成员国开展工 作,包括:阿富汗、孟加拉国、不丹王国、中国、印度、缅甸、尼泊尔、巴基斯坦。

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Regional Programmes engaged in China

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

From farmers to fishermen, climate change is wreaking havoc on lifestyles and livelihoods, threatening the HKH communities and their ability

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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 leading to air pollution mitigation.

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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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DG's message in Chinese language

Valuing water in the HKH
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International Women’s Day 2021
选择挑战: 在 “新常态” 下增强妇女的领导力以促进性别平等
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Featured Publication

Regional Workshop on Developing Birdwatching Tourism, Baihualing, Yunnan, China

This workshop was carried out under the Landscape Initiative for Far-Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE)

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Bird watching


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