The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalization 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.
ICIMOD is looking at sustainable mountain development. Include mountain farming ecosystems, natural resource management and enterprise development. Concentrates mostly on the Himalayan region.
Information products include:
- WWW site: information on programmes, publications list, full text of ICIMOD Newsletter and Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) Bulletin, overview of development issues in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.
- Mountain Environment and Natural Resources Information Service (MENRIS): resource centre for the HKH Region for the study and application of GIS technology in close collaboration with national and international research institutions, space agencies, and vendors in the participating countries. WWW site has information on programmes, and latest issue of MENRIS Bulletin.
- Library catalogue: some 20,000 items