Areas included in the HKH region

Entire territory of 11 mountain states (Assam, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir (Indian administered area), Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh), & Darjeeling district of West Bengal state

Highest peak

Kangchenjunga: 8,586 m

Country Nodal Agency

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

Nand Kishor Agrawal
Programme contact

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Country Focal point

A partner since inception

The Republic of India

India contributes core support to ICIMOD, with the Ministry of Forest and Environment as the nodal ministry for ICIMOD in India, and yhe GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, serves as the lead institution.

The incumbent Secretary of the Ministry of Forest and Environment formally represents India on the ICIMOD Board of Governors. India and ICIMOD have 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 India include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector.

About ICIMOD in Hindi language

एकीकृत पर्वतीय विकास के लिए अंतराष्ट्रीय केंद्र (ICIMOD) एक अंतर सरकारी ज्ञान व प्रशिक्षण केंद्र है जो कि हिन्दु कुश हिमालय (HKH) के लोगों की तरफ से काम करता है। हम नेपाल के काठमांडू में स्थित हैं एवं हम आठ प्रादेशिक सदस्य देशों में व के लिए काम करते हैं। ये देश हैं (अफगानिस्तान, बांग्लादेश, भूटान, चीन, भारत, म्यांमार, नेपाल एवं पाकिस्तान।

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Regional Programmes engaged in India

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 Hindi language

Valuing water in the HKH
हिन्दुकुश हिमालय मेंजल का मूल्याङ्कन
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International Women’s Day 2021
चूज़ टू चैलेंज/ चुनौती दें: "नवीन सामान्य" में लैंगिक समानता हेतु मगहलाओं का नेगिय ं/नेताओंके रूप में सशक्तिकरण
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जैवविविधता के लिए पर्वत आवश्यक हैं
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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