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Knowledge Management and Communications
Online (MS Teams)
02 September 2020 to
02 September 2020
Udayan Mishra &
As governments and societies around the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region reel from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clearer than ever that immediate, medium-, and long-term responses must be inclusive of mountain realities to be truly effective and meaningful and to concurrently address the region’s significant climate change challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much disruption at a time when attention and much work to conserve the environment and improve the lives of HKH mountain communities was starting to gain much needed traction. Challenges posed by this disruption have affected HKH mountain regions particularly hard economically and socially, and they have further exacerbated many pre-existing difficulties. The very survival of mountain communities requires bouncing back in ways that increase resilience and enhance livelihood opportunities for them, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized.
Based on a recent COVID-19 policy paper released by ICIMOD, this policy-focused webinar aims to share key findings and messages with policy makers of the eight HKH countries and strategic partners working in this region. The webinar will offer a platform for exploring what is happening in our mountains, what is at stake, and some concrete actions needed for resilient recovery.
The webinar will feature ICIMOD experts and policy makers from the HKH countries speaking briefly on pressing mountain issues, along with questions and discussions. During the webinar, ICIMOD experts from multiple disciplines (economics, livelihoods, policy, and the environment) will also be available to answer any related questions.