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Adaptation and Resilience Building
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.
At a glance
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.
Adaptation & Resilience Building
Surendra Raj Joshi
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.
4 December 2012 - 3 March 2018 (completed initiative)
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
A healthy wetland provides a range of goods and services contributing to human wellbeing. Inle Lake, the first Biosphere Reserve in Myanmar, has been supporting the local inhabitants with ecosystem services (ES) including habitat for a wide range of biodiversity. In the recent years, influenced by land use land cover change (LULCC), the lake has witnessed changes with altered flow of ES, affecting human well-being.
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Events around the HKH
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)
The Himalica initiative introduced a Himalica-ICIMOD Media Fellowship Programme 2017, targeting media professionals in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
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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