International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Founding Year: 1983

Staff: 298

Budget: Pema Gyamtsho (Director-General)

$18 m (2019)

ICIMOD is an intergovernmental knowledge and learning centre that develops and shares research, information, and innovations to empower people in the eight regional member countries of the HKH – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. They aim to serve the region through information and knowledge generation and sharing to find innovative solutions to critical mountain problems; bridging science with policies and on-the-ground practices. They provide a regional platform and facilitate knowledge exchange across the region, help customize international knowledge and tailor it to the region’s needs, and bring regional issues to the global stage. Their Air Pollution Solutions Initiative focuses on mitigation measures to support social and technological transformation of the brick, open burning (crop and waste), cookstove and transportation sectors through pilots and behavioral change campaigns for reducing air pollution.

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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