Staff and structure

At a glance


Our wealth of partners is an essential asset for us in our work to help us to identify and address the critical issues in sustainable mountain development across all of the countries sharing the HKH.

Basanta Shrestha arrow

Director of Strategic Cooperation

About Strategic Cooperation

In order to fulfill its mandate, enhance technical outreach, improve science quality, enhance impact, and build a regional constituency for sustainable mountain development, we have been working with and through an extended and diversified network of local, national, regional, and international partner organizations. Effective partnership management is central to ICIMOD in achieving its strategic goals while also providing a feedback loop to enable us to evolve continually as a vibrant organisation that responds to emerging regional needs and priorities.

The Board of Governors in November 2013 endorsed our Partnership Strategy to deepen our engagement and broaden our reach to potential new partners.

Effective partnerships are important to us. We work together with partners to identify and pursue critically important research questions, to contribute to development issues, and to link science to policy and practice on the ground. We partner with a wide variety of institutions, including strategic and policy partners, operational and research partners, development partners, and knowledge, science and network partners. Working together with regional and international partners, We are committed to bringing about transformative change in the region by improving the environmental conditions and livelihoods of mountain and downstream communities.