Moving Mountains


From better use of remittances at the household level to implementation of payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes at the community level, ICIMOD explores and promotes possibilities for regional cooperation across landscapes and river basins, with the dual objective of conserving natural resources while improving rural lives and livelihoods in mountain areas.

ICIMOD’s research focuses on enhancing the understanding of current governance structures in natural resource management, including access and benefit sharing of critical livelihood resources such as water, biodiversity, and rangelands. It examines the

relationship of governance structures to poverty, livelihoods, and economic growth. It also promotes the creation of institutional structures, with the help of partner organisations, to ensure equitable benefit sharing and collective marketing of value-added products to fetch better prices.

Featured Publications

Governance Framework- Upper Indus Basin Network (UIB-N) Afghanistan Chapter (2019)

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Bridging the information gap: making local governance more responsive

Adaptation Learning Highways is a strategic process that fosters information and knowledge exchange between communities, scientist, and policy makers to inform the decision-making process and make it more inclusive.