Knowledge into action
We are a source to support action through the production of evidence. As an institution, our greatest impacts come in the form of policy advisory, on-the-ground education and training, and global awareness of the challenges within the HKH.
We possess the spirit of a think tank, but remain grounded by the realities that surround us. We are driven towards impact, and seek out ways to bring our insights and perspectives to fruition.
We work to serve the women, men, and children of the HKH.
Our six regional programmes are designed to weave together the core tenets of our themes to ensure that the work we do is responsive to the needs and demands of the people and landscape we serve.
By communicating science from the HKH – the pulse of the planet, we hope to provide a measure of its health to the rest of the world.
We promote mountain focus in national policies, provide evidence for informed decisions, and test mountain solutions to be scaled up.
Addressing issues of poverty, gender, and governance are crucial to the work we do, and over the years, we’ve made significant advances in approaches that promote inclusive development and gender equality.
Sustainable mountain development can be achieved through regional cooperation, and we work to build human and institutional capacity to that end.
Global recognition of the importance of our mountains can help us work towards improved and resilient livelihoods and ecosystems in the HKH.
ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues, topics, and concerns in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya.
Our annual reports are narratives of impact. Often, they are stories from the field, where our projects and initiatives are implementing interventions shaped and informed by our research to help improve lives and livelihoods, and protect valuable ecosystems.
The problems facing the people and mountains of the HKH aren’t just solved with brilliant theories. They are solved by having a hands-on understanding of the challenges of the region, and a truly holistic approach that places as much emphasis on implementation as it does on understanding.
Knowledge park at Godavari
The ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari is a research facility unlike any other in the world. Used to test, select, and demonstrate different technologies, the findings established here are passed directly on to inhabitants of the HKH.
Whether you are looking to join our team, establish a partnership or contribute to our mission there are many ways you can make an impact.