With a vast array of partners, we organize our work in what we call Regional Programmes. Each in their own way, these six programmes integrate knowledge, orient research into use, and deliver impacts across areas essential to sustainable mountain development in the HKH and the planet.
Our Regional Programmes build on ICIMOD's deep history of engagement and are formulated to deliver strategic results; promote transboundary cooperation; meet capacity-building needs in the region; and support long-term testing, piloting, and monitoring of innovative approaches.
Communities across the HKH are adapting to climate change impacts and are building their resilience to environmental and socioeconomic shocks.
Conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources cannot be effectively achieved without considering landscapes defined by ecosystems.
Water is an essential element for life on our planet and its flows are connected upstream and downstream and across geographies.
An essential element of life, air flows across the planet. Air pollution problems in the HKH have many drivers and solutions.
Complex geographies within the HKH benefit from leveraging the power of Earth observation and geo-spatial technologies.
Individuals and institutions amplify effectiveness when they are connected through networks, sharing knowledge and taking action together.
Deep history. Broad engagement.
ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues to enable sustainable development in the complex environments of the HKH.
The problems facing the people and mountains of the HKH aren’t solved on paper. They are solved through 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.
ICIMOD was started in 1984 with five programmes – Watershed Management, Off-farm Employment Generation, Rural Energy Planning, Engineering in Fragile Environments, and Information Systems for Mountain Development – together with a Documentation and Information Exchange service. Since then the Centre has witnessed many changes in its approach to programme formulation.
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.