Philippus Wester

Regional Programme Manager

Dr Philippus (Flip) Wester joined ICIMOD in March 2013 as Chief Scientist Water Resources Management, and was appointed Regional Programme Manager of ICIMOD’s Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN) Regional Programme in 2018. He is the Coordinator of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), producing the first Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Action to Sustain a Global Asset and the Principal Investigator and Project Leader of the HImalayan Adaptation, WAter and REsilience (HI-AWARE) research on glacier and snowpack depending river basins for improving livelihoods (www.hi-aware.org). He has actively contributed to developing and expanding the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) and to the quality of ICIMOD science as the Chair of the ICIMOD publication committee from 2014 to 2018.

hkh glasgow

Promoting ambitious climate action for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

(Videos) This focus day on HKH, which was live streamed from the Cryosphere Pavilion at COP26, explored the scaling up of investment in mountain-specific climate priorities and low carbon development, the dissemination of high-impact solutions that can deliver climate action in the HKH region, and shared policy and youth perspectives on climate action. Watch the recordings of each session. 

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Two people walking on a mountain in Hindu Kush Himalaya. View with a peak behind and a blue sky.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. 

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