Active in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan

Summary Description

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the 8 regional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.

ICIMOD is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Aim & Objectives

To assist mountain people to understand changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities induced by globalisation and climate change and its influences on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people.

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Claims & Core Values

  • Benefiting the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas region
  • Sustaining vital environmental services for the billions of people living downstream of this region.
  • An approach that favours trans-disciplinary problem analysis, design, and implementation, and monitoring of the programmes.
  • An approach that meets the criteria of policy, governance, equity and gender, and mainstreaming information and knowledge management principles.


Three key strategic areas – water, environmental services, and livelihoods – have been identified through intensive consultations with the member countries, and the stakeholders:


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