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Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN)
04 February 2019
Philippus Wester & Maxim Shrestha
The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) is a long-term, integrated science-policy initiative coordinated by ICIMOD that aims to promote enabling policies, sustainable solutions, and more robust regional cooperation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region to sustain mountains, environments, and livelihoods by:
The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive assessment report of the HKH region. It has been more than five years in the making and has involved over 350 scientists and researchers from within the region and beyond.
This assessment will significantly contribute to furthering knowledge from and about the HKH in global climate discourse and fills knowledge and information gaps about the impacts and realities of climate change in the HKH. The report is also an important resource for policymakers and governments in the region to better inform their decision-making and planning processes.
The Regional Editors’ Meet is a gathering of editors, senior journalists, and members of the media from and working within the region. The broader aim of this meeting is to collectively deliberate on the role of journalism and the media in making wider audiences aware of environmental and other related issues, especially those which have been highlighted in the HKH Assessment Report. The meeting will also serve as a platform for the media to directly interact with the scientists, lead authors, and others who have been involved in the preparation of the Assessment Report and its supporting research.