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Regional Programmes

At a glance

Programme goal

Enhanced resilience of women and men of the HKH to socioeconomic and environmental changes, including climate change

Programme locations

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Programme Manager

Our focus

Enhancing adaptive capacities

The HKH region is undergoing major transformations and facing persistent problems: increasingly diversified rural livelihoods, persistent rural poverty, and accelerating climate change-led environmental degradation. We work with mountain communities to adapt and transform in the face of these changes.

Although mountain livelihoods in the HKH are undergoing changes, these are incremental and not sufficient to enhance the resilience of mountain communities. We need to bring about transformative change – a change that will uplift and fortify HKH communities and build on their unique strengths.

We take a holistic approach to mountain development, keeping people at the core of all that we do. We seek to help mountain communities recognize and build resilience to threats to their way of life and effect transformative change in the region.

Initiatives

Innovative, integrated approaches

Our initiatives focus on mountain-specific issues and pilot innovative technologies and approaches to adaptation and resilience building, all the while integrating traditional knowledge and practices.

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre for the HKH
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Resilient Mountain Solutions
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Unmitigated climate change-led impacts will impact around 1.9 billion people in the HKH who depend on the mountains and ecosystems for their sustenance.

Success stories

Our lasting impact

Read about how our unique approach to sustainable mountain development is helping lives across the region.

ICIMOD and KHDC organize training on beekeeping in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
ICIMOD and KHDC organize training on beekeeping in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Filling knowledge gaps in the HKH
Filling knowledge gaps in the HKH
Beekeeping in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A success story
Beekeeping in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A success story
Increasing incomes of the rural poor though bay leaf value chain development
Increasing incomes of the rural poor though bay leaf value chain development

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

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Climate Smart Villages

Based on the FAO’s approach of climate-smart agriculture, ICIMOD has developed the Climate Smart Village approach, which is customized for mountain areas. The approach equips communities with tools to improve their resilience to climate change and other changes and fosters sustainable development, particularly of agriculture.

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News and features

Around the HKH

Regional Programmes

Knowledge into action

Our programmes are oriented towards integrating knowledge and turning research into action.

Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
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Mountain Environment Regional Information Systems
Mountain Environment Regional Information Systems
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Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Transboundary Landscapes
Transboundary Landscapes
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