ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019

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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.
We support regional transboundary programmes through partnerships with regional partner institutions, facilitate the exchange of experience, and serve as a regional knowledge hub. We strengthen networking among regional and global centres of excellence. Overall, we are working to develop an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem to improve the living standards of mountain populations and to sustain vital ecosystem services for the billions of people living downstream, now and for the future.


Nominations will be accepted for those individuals, organizations, or companies that have brought about transformative change in the HKH. Particularly, nominations for individuals or organizations with achievements in any of the following fields are encouraged:

  • Access to water for drinking and other productive purposes or/and sanitation
  • Sustainable production systems for food/nutrition security and income
  • Climate change adaptation or/and disaster risk reduction
  • Access to cleaner energy
  • Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D)
  • Promotion of economic/income generating opportunity or/and investment
  • Policy advocacy
  • Mountain ecosystems/biodiversity management