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AdaptHimal – ICIMOD

At a glance

Initiative goal

To reduce rural poverty in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and enhance the resilience of the poor, especially women to social, economic and environmental change

Regional Programme

Adaptation and Resilience Building

For mountains and people
  • Adaptation
  • Mountain livelihood
  • High-value products
  • Rural enterprise development
Suman Bisht

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Programme Coordinator

Our focus

Enhance capacities

To assess the impacts of socioeconomic and environmental change on the poor mountain areas of HKH region and to identify appropriate adaptation mechanisms

To pilot test and validate innovative livelihood options (e.g. high value chains, harnessing remittances for microenterprise development) for the mountain poor to respond to socioeconomic and environmental challenges. To enhance capacities of partner institutions to respond to socioeconomic and environmental challenges through knowledge management and knowledge sharing. Improved targeting, design of development interventions and policy refinements by national partners using results of the poverty and vulnerability assessments to enable the poor to adapt to and benefit from change.

The poor and disadvantaged are better Integrated into markets through strengthened synergies between poor producers and the non-farm sector following the uptake of innovative, gender sensitive and pro-poor options (e.g. high value chains, harnessing remittances for microenterprise development) by IFAD loan projects and their partners. National partners better equipped to tailor Interventions for scaling up and refining policies and practices that enable the poor to respond to socioeconomic and environmental change

News and features

Around the HKH

Stay up to date on what’s happening with news, events and information from around the HKH.

7 Feb 2019 | News
Myanmar delegation visits Nepal to learn about community forestry practices

Myanmar has developed Community Forestry Strategic Action Plan 2018–2030 to address forest degradation and improve the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities ...

10 Jan 2019 | News
RMS to facilitate uptake of solutions for resilience building in the HKH

The HKH is undergoing significant changes. Recognizing these changes and building resilience is key to safeguarding livelihoods in rural mountain ...

26 Nov 2018 | News
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (REEECH) Initiative launched to address energy poverty in the region

The HKH region is energy poor in spite of its vast potential for hydropower and other sources of energy such ...

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

From workshops to seminars to research lectures, ICIMOD delivers a wide array of events to keep you involved in the happenings of the HKH.

For mountains and people

Mountain livelihood

Researching and piloting programs on high value products, innovative livelihood options and rural income generation strategies lie at the heart of efforts to help the people of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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Datasets and Science applications

Provides easy access

The datasets and application provides easy access to the harmonised database developed

Resilient Mountain Solution (RMS) and RMS Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA) household level data of Bhageswor Rural Municipality of Dadeldhura, Nepal Case Study

Resilient Mountain Solution (RMS) and RMS Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment (PVA)...

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Flood data of Bangladesh on Aug 24, 2017

Bangladesh is one of the most flood affected country in the world. The frequency, intensity and duration of floods has been increased during last few decades. Due to increased population settlements in floodplains and irregular development damage...

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Agriculture monitoring to support food security

Monitoring agriculture from space means looking at the green-ness to estimate how much photosynthesis is occurring on the ground. By comparing the recent vegetation conditions with the long term average, anomalies are determined to predict...

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Land cover dynamics in Greater Chittagong area

The application provides easy access to the harmonised land cover database developed for Greater Chittagong area over different time slices (1989, 2000 and 2010) and provides user friendly tools for generating statistics to understand the change processes...

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Partners and Supports

AdaptHimal is operational in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, and Nepal with different IFAD investment/loan projects and technical agencies.

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