International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
ICIMOD is the first and, so far, only international centre devoted to integrated mountain development. The primary objectives of ICIMOD are to help promote the development of an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem and to improve the living standards of mountain populations, especially in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH) Region. In pursuing its mandate, ICIMOD works mainly at the interface between research and development and acts as a facilitator for generating new mountain-specific knowledge of relevance to mountain development.
1. The Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (APMN): is an ongoing Swiss-funded project of ICIMOD, whose mission is to generate, aggregate, and disseminate knowledge for sustainable development of upland and mountain areas of Asia/Pacific as well as to facilitate networking amongst the members and subscribers of this knowledge network.
2. Indigenous Honeybees in the Himalayas: A Community based Approach to Conserving Biodiversity and Increasing Farm Productivity: The main objective of this project is to promote sustainable management of Apis cerana, and of other indigenous honeybees that can be adopted by the communities in the region, as a contribution towards the conservation of biodiversity, improvement of farm productivity, and increasing farmers? income.
3. Range Land Program: Conservation and co-management of range lands for improved livelihoods.
4. Biodiversity Conservation and Management: Transboundary cooperation for corridor development and conservation of biodiversity.