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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with the Chengdu Institute of Biology (under the Chinese Academy of Sciences), is organizing a “Regional experts’ symposium on ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya” on 17–19 December 2019 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The symposium aims to bring together national and international experts and professionals from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region in order to discuss and develop concrete recommendations on various facets of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Adaptation and Resilience Building
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
17 December 2019 to
19 December 2019
We therefore announce a call for submissions of abstracts for the regional experts’ symposium, under the four thematic areas identified below:
From the papers presented at the symposium, we aim to publish a special publication on “Ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya”. Young scientists from ICIMOD’s eight member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan) pursuing a postdoctoral, doctoral, or master’s degree and women scientists are highly encouraged to present their original research related to EbA.
ICIMOD will sponsor a limited number of grants that will cover the costs for attending the symposium. The grantees will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts, and on the condition that they will submit a full paper within two months of the symposium – i.e. by 28 February 2020. The grant will cover the following: i) Chinese visa processing fees; ii) economy-class airfare to and from the participant’s home country (shortest route) to Chengdu, China; iii) accommodations; and iv) subsistence allowance as per ICIMOD policy.
The deadline for the abstract submission for the Regional experts’ symposium on ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is closed.