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At a glance

Initiative goal

The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Our initiative is supported by the European Union.

Regional Programme

Adaptation & Resilience Building

Surendra Raj Joshi

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Programme Coordinator

Our focus

Improving livelihood development

To enhance the capacities of national and regional stakeholders for improving livelihood development through more sustainable and efficient use of natural resources and the protection of the environment in the HKH.

To reduce poverty among mountain people through increased resilience by unlocking new livelihood opportunities, and promoting more equitable approaches to development.

The Himalica Initiative has five main components: Policy support, Knowledge management, Action research, Pilot projects, Capacity building.

Duration

4 December 2012 - 3 March 2018 (completed initiative)

Outcomes

Himalica is an integral part of ICIMOD's Regional Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change, which has dual objectives to enhance resilience and support adaptation by vulnerable communities in the HKH.

Geo coverage

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.

HimalDoc

Himalica publications

You will find publications produced or related to this Initiative in HimalDoc, our publications repository. These resources include journal articles, books, book chapters, research reports, working papers, brochures, information sheets, and publicity materials, among other products.

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News and features

Around the HKH

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

For mountains and people

The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)

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Media Fellows

ICIMOD Media Fellowship Programme 2017

The Himalica initiative introduced a Himalica-ICIMOD Media Fellowship Programme 2017, targeting media professionals in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Partner and Support

Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH), is a global asset with rich cultural and biological diversity. The region is also characterized by diverse ecosystems

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