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Adaptation and Resilience Building
Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) innovates and promotes scaling simple and affordable solutions for a resilient HKH
At a glance
Enhanced resilience and adaptive capacities of HKH communities through the research, piloting, and adoption of resilient solution packages, along with knowledge sharing and capacity building
Adaptation and Resilience Building
Nand Kishore Agrawal
RMS focuses on three strategic impact areas: poverty reduction, reduced physical and social vulnerability, and improved ecosystem services.
We test simple and affordable resilience-building tools and approaches that community members in rural parts of the HKH can replicate. Our cross-cutting approach ensures that our solutions are democratic, inclusive, and suited to the mountain context.
Outreach and upscaling are also essential to our approach; we target a wide range of stakeholders and seek to bridge the policy–practice divide. We train and network with governments, local institutions, and other stakeholders to ensure that these solutions are scaled up and scaled out to reach as many communities as possible.
(builds on the past work of HICAP and Himalica initiatives)
Enhanced capacities of national and local governments and regional institutions to plan and implement programmes that improve resilience to climate and other changes
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan
AREAS OF WORK
RMS flyer and poster for quick overview
RMS uses an integrated approach to sustainable mountain development, focusing on climate change adaptation, resilience, and preparedness for future risks.
News and features
In this series, RMS is featuring the profiles and success stories of noteworthy entrepreneurs from our Regional Member Countries.
Farming in the shadow of the world's highest mountains has never been easy - and climate change is making it even more difficult. Villagers are having to come up with innovative ways to grow their crops because of the lack of water.
Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Nepal.
We have a deep history of work across a broad range of issues enabling sustainable development in the complex environment of the HKH. We have been protecting the pulse for over three decades.
Resilience is the ability of communities and ecosystems to be prepared for shocks, recover from shocks, and “bounce forward” to emerge stronger than they were before. To build community resilience means to build a community’s capacity to do just that.
The resilient mountain village approach is an innovation arising from our recent experience in the Climate Smart Village pilot in Nepal.
Events around RMS
The Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) is a non-profit institute based in Yangon, Myanmar. We work in collaboration with government, communities, local CSOs/NGOs, international organizations, and technical specialists to strengthen capacities, governance processes, knowledge bases, and intervention models for integrated development.
Farming in Nepal mostly represents the hill farming system with the dominance of small-holder farmers. In recent days, farmers in the country are impacted by climate change. Events of surface runoff, landslides, and soil erosions, along with changes in rainfall pattern and intensity have elevated a decline in crop productivity and soil fertility.
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.
Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines and offer us localized knowledge like no other.
We raise awareness and disseminate knowledge on the effects of climate change and adaptation responses. Read about our work.