The title of ‘Best exporter of Batken Region’ has been awarded to Mountain Partnership member Alysh Dan, a farmer cooperative located in the mountain village of Kara-bek, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan. Alysh Dan won this title by participating in the national competition ‘Best exporters of 2016’ organized by the...
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The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), a Mountain Partnership member in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), contributed a written statement on behalf of the Mountain Partnership to the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment on 8-10 May 2017. As the theme of...
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Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), a Mountain Partnership member from India, won the Start-Up Innovation Award for the category of “impact tourism” at the fifth World Tourism Forum Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland on 4-5 May 2017. GHE earned this prize for their business model of leveraging tourism and technology...
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Mountains 2018 is the second in a series of international conferences that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy-makers and other stakeholders from the mountain world. The conference seeks to stimulate discussion and disseminate knowledge about mountains, based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to the use...
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A high-level conference on mountains, titled “Mountains under Pressure”, will be held on 11 December 2017 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, announced Mountain Partnership Secretariat Coordinator Thomas Hofer on 24 May. The theme of the conference will be “Climate,...
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One year ago, on 22 April (Earth Day) 2016, 175 of the 197 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, an international treaty to address climate change. As of today, one year after...
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22.06.2017

Water catchments in the Cameroon highlands

Water catchments in the Cameroon highlands

The Save Your Future Association (SYFA) is a grassroot non-profit organization working in the Western Highlands of Cameroon, precisely in the Northwest Region. SYFA was founded in 2001 by environmentalist Dieudonne Tantoh Nforba, popularly known as “Farmer Tantoh”, and was officially registered in 2005. The three goals of...

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21.06.2017

Mountains and the SDG indicator framework

Mountains and the SDG indicator framework

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals indicators, as contained in the draft resolution on the ‘Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The indicator framework contains indicator...

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