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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalisation and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people.

ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues. We support regional transboundary programmes through partnership with regional partner institutions, facilitate the exchange of experience, and serve as a regional knowledge hub. We strengthen networking among regional and global centres of excellence.

Overall, we are working to develop an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem to improve the living standards of mountain populations and to sustain vital ecosystem services for the billions of people living downstream now, and for the future.

ICIMOD's Regional Database System provides a one-stop data portal for the Hindu Kush Himalaya: http://rds.icimod.org/Home/Index

ICIMOD’s central document repository and online digital library, HimalDoc is a one-stop portal for publications, journal articles, reports, theses, photos, multimedia and other information resources related to the Hindu Kush Himalaya: https://lib.icimod.org/

Address: Nepal
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ICIMOD Contributed To...

Adaptation at Altitude: 4 Years of Collaborative Action in the Mountains – synthesis scroll
Summary The Adaptation at Altitude programme seeks to increase the resilience and adaptative capacity of mountain communities and ecosystems to climate change by improving knowledge of appropriate adaptation strategies and...
blue sky with grey mountains, green grass and a circle of rocks
Mountains in silent thaw: Losses and damages from the disappearing “frozen heartbeat”of Earth
Learn about the losses and damages mountain regions are incurring as a result of climate change in this case study from the 2023 Adaptation Gap Report.
COP 28 – Mountains of Opportunity: How to Leverage Funding for Climate Adaptation
10/12/2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Learn about why adaptation funding in mountains is needed and how it can be better leveraged in this COP 28 Adaptation at Altitude event!