Areas included in the HKH region

Entire territory

Highest peak

Everest: 8,848 m

Mountain ranges


Country Nodal Agency

National Planning Commission

Programme contact

Anu Joshi Shrestha arrow

Rural Enterprise and Value Chain Specialist, Country focal point

A partner since inception

The Government of Nepal

The Government of Nepal contributes to core support to ICIMOD. National Planning Commission (NPC) is the designated nodal agency.

The Vice Chairperson of NPC formally represents in the ICIMOD Board of Governors. Nepal 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 Nepal include government agencies, development agencies, academic and research institutions, universities, NGOs and private sector.

About ICIMOD in Nepali language

हिन्दुकुश हिमालयका मानिसहरूको पक्षमा कार्यरत अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय एकीकृत पर्वतीय विकास केन्द्र (इसिमोड) ज्ञान तथा सिकाइकालागि एक अन्तर्सरकारी केन्द्र हो । हाम्रो मुख्यालय नेपालको काठमाडौँमा अवस्थित छ तथा हामी आफ्ना आठ क्षेत्रीय सदस्य राष्ट्र अफगानिस्तान, चीन, नेपाल, पाकिस्तान, बंगलादेश, भारत, भुटान तथा म्यानमारमा कार्यरत छौँ ।

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Regional Programmes engaged in Nepal

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, where necessary, 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 Nepali language

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जैविक विविधताका लागि पर्वत महत्त्वपूर्ण छन्
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Valuing water in the HKH
हिन्दुकुश हिमालय क्षेत्रमा पानीको उपयोगिता मूल्य/महत्व
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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