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18 Jul 2017 | News

ICIMOD DDG Eklabya Sharma speaks at the 19th Popular Lecture Series hosted by GB Pant Institute in India

The GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) in Uttarakhand, India organized the 19th Himalayan Popular Lecture on 12 July 2017. The lecture, titled ‘Importance, Changes, and Resilience Building in the Hindu Kush Himalaya’, was delivered by Eklabya Sharma, Deputy Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Sharma highlighted various aspects of the Hindu Kush Himalaya, emphasizing the significance of mountain ecosystems, the challenges faced by mountain communities, and various initiatives being taken to address resilience building in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).

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Dr Eklabya Sharma, DDG, ICIMOD interacting during the popular lecture session. In set, Dr P P Dhyani and Dr R C Sundriyal of GBPNIHESD.

GBPNIHESD initiated the Himalayan Popular Lecture series to understand and get views and opinions on complex mountain socio-ecological systems from outstanding scholars representing various fields of expertise, including grassroots level workers, scientists, artists, activists, planners, and community leaders from the Himalaya. The series has engaged well known personalities such as SS Garbyal, Director General and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India; KC Pradhan, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim; and Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Uttarakhand, among others.

The 19th Popular Lecture was organized at the GBPNIHESD Headquarters