Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia

Kathmandu, Nepal
From: 03.12.2017 to: 06.12.2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), jointly with the Ministry of Population and Environment of Nepal and with support from the European Union, is hosting an international conference titled “Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia” on 3-6 December in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference will bring together more than 200 experts from around the globe to identify, discuss and jointly recommend possible resilient solution packages suitable for mountain areas.

Call for expressions of interest: Innovative solutions marketplace, showcase of innovative solutions for building resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
The conference will feature a marketplace-style innovative solutions event where participating organizations will be able to showcase ongoing or recently completed projects and innovations in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Showcases can be made as demonstrations, displays, audio-visual exhibits or interactive activities. Featured programme and project presentations must relate in fresh and innovative ways to building mountain resilience. Presentations must relate to at least one of the following themes:
• Addressing environmental and social vulnerabilities;
• Climate change adaptation approaches;
• Ecosystem-based adaptation;
• Resilient agricultural practices and sustainable food security;
• Gender and social dynamics;
• Market-based responses;
• Technology solutions;
• Renewable energy;
• Water resource management;
• Upstream-downstream linkages in relation to water sources;
• Disaster risk reduction;
• Community-led decision making tools and instruments;
• Media and communication for sustainable mountain development; and/or
• Waste management (recycle and reuse).

Interested organizations should submit expressions of interest using the submission form highlighting their programme or project achievements by 2 October 2017.

Preference will be given to projects/programmes that exhibit cutting-edge approaches to community innovation, gender inclusiveness, and inclusive resilience building practices.

A maximum of 20 institutions/programmes/projects will be selected to exhibit their material in the marketplace. There is limited need-based funding available to support a few of the selected presenters to attend the conference.

Please note the innovative solutions marketplace is open only to projects conducted in countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.

Queries related to the marketplace may be directed to with a copy to

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