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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
Gauge the resilience of societies across the HKH and employ the RMS framework in designing interventions
Demonstrate and practise environment-friendly and climate-resilient technologies; build community resilience by involving and training farmers; and set up learning centres for different stakeholders in the HKH and beyond
Implement gender-responsive interventions around spring revival and management in the HKH and influence policy uptake
Build the capacity of stakeholders in the HKH entrepreneurial ecosystem regarding best practices related to green, resilient enterprises
Promote the adoption of “safe food” farming practices in the HKH and enable the growth of organic agriculture in Bhutan
Develop and design gender-inclusive activities, with women leading and meaningfully involved in planning
Develop and strengthen farm-to-market value chains, promote local cooperatives and brands, and enhance the livelihoods of farmers in Kavre
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
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 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.
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.
From general inquiries about our work to specific feedback on our impact, we want to hear from you.