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Regional Member Country
Everest: 8,848 m
National Planning Commission
Basanta Raj Shrestha
Director Strategic Cooperation, Country Focal point
A partner since inception
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.
Regional Programmes engaged in Nepal
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.
From farmers to fishermen, climate change is wreaking havoc on lifestyles and livelihoods, threatening the HKH communities and their ability
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, where necessary, restoring freshwater ecosystems.
Use science-based knowledge on air quality, atmospheric processes and climate to shape policies and actions leading to air pollution mitigation.
Enable use of information and knowledge for policies and practices through support from a regional information system in the HKH region.
Water-induced hazards are quite common in the Koshi River basin and often have transboundary impacts – upstream hazards lead to disasters in downstream areas, affecting millions of people
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.
Events around the HKH
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