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Winners of the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2017 announced

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award each year on the occasion of International Mountain Day to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The following organizations were awarded: Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development, Bangladesh; Development Alternatives, India; Evergreen Karakorum - Think Green Pakistan, Pakistan; Real Time Solutions, Nepal.

“Gift a Tree to Kilimanjaro” campaign launched on IMD

On 11 December, International Mountain Day, The Killimanjaro Project launched a social media campaign to raise funds to plant trees in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. The goal of the campaign, titled “Gift a Tree to Kilimanjaro”, is to raise adequate funds to plant 1 million trees on Earth Day (22 April) 2018 as part of an initiative to plant 50 million trees in the Kilimanjaro Region over the next decade.

DEVCOM-Pakistan hosts seventh Pakistan Mountain Festival

In celebration of International Mountain Day, the Development Communications Network (DEVCOM-Pakistan) hosted the seventh annual Pakistan Mountain Festival from 26 November to 18 December 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The festival aimed to raise awareness of the challenges facing mountain ecosystems and communities. Activities included youth wall climbing and rock climbing competitions, a mountain film festival, cultural festivities, an exhibition of students’ paintings, and a clean-up of the Margalla Hills National Park’s Trail 5.

Raising awareness about the importance of mountains in Asni and Imlil, Morocco

On 9-10 December 2017, the Hotel Le Méridien N'Fis together with several organizations held a celebration of International Mountain Day 2017 in Asni and Imlil, Morocco. Focused on the theme of “Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger, migration”, local children performed theatrical and musical pieces in the morning in various languages, followed by a round table on the topic of education and mountains. On 10 December, there was a guided visit at the Eco-Museum in Imlil.

ICIMOD celebrates IMD across the Hindu Kush Himalayas

International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains, to highlight opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and to build partnerships that will bring positive change. Each year, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) participates in and organizes events to further the Centre’s mission to improve lives and livelihoods of mountain people in the Hindu Kush Himalayas through sustainable development. To mark this occasion, ICIMOD Director General David Molden shared a message.

Schools and organizations in Cameroon observe IMD

The International Center for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) celebrated International Mountain Day on 5-8 December in Cameroon. Posters and fact sheets were distributed in 100 schools, offices and organizations, and radio and television programmes discussed the importance of mountains. The aim of their activities was to increase communities' knowledge and awareness of mountain resources and their importance to sustainable livelihoods, and to establish a network for future IMD celebrations.

Celebrating IMD in Mount Dajti National Park, Albania

The PSEDA-ILIRIA Organization celebrated International Mountain Day on 11 December 2017 in close cooperation with the Regional Administration of Protected Areas and the college “The Independent” in Tirana, Albania. Volunteers helped plant trees and collect waste in Mount Dajti National Park. Students were furthermore able to learn about the national park’s administration and find out what environmental challenges the park is facing and how everyone can contribute to sustainable development.

WWF Nepal highlighted the snow leopard on IMD

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal celebrated International Mountain Day by sharing knowledge and information about WWF Nepal and its conservation efforts in mountains at the Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu, Nepal. A presentation on the snow leopard, a key flagship species, was made, focusing on youth, communities and programmes in the mountains. 

Planting trees for IMD in Alaquàs, Spain

The City Council of Alaquàs, Spain organized two activities in celebration of International Mountain Day 2017. To increase environmental awareness and promote sustainable practices among citizens, Alaquàs held a round table discussion on 5 December. Speakers included Laura Prieto Estévez, head of the Centre for Forest Genetic Resources of Alaquàs, and Eduardo Rojas, Dean of the Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes. The round table event was followed by a community tree planting ceremony on 16 December.

Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of IMD

In celebration of International Mountain Day 2017, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr Cristiana Paşca Palmer, shared a message on the importance of mountains and on the challenges that mountain ecosystems and the people that inhabit them face in a world of changing climate.