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Other Programmes in Himalaya Region


Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP):


Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) is a project under Global Programme Climate Change (GPCC) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In India it is anchored under the Framework of Science and Technology Agreement of November 2003 between the Swiss Federal Council and the Government of India and is being implemented as a bilateral cooperation programme with Department of Science & Technology.



Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP):


HICAP is a pioneering collaboration among three organizations – CICERO, ICIMOD, and GRID-Arendal – aimed at contributing to enhanced resilience of mountain communities, particularly women, through improved understanding of vulnerabilities, opportunities, and potentials for adaptation. Women in the region have important responsibilities as stewards of natural and household resources and are therefore well positioned to contribute to adaptation strategies; but they are more vulnerable than men to climate change as they face more social, economic, and political barriers limiting their coping capacity.


Himalayan Outbound Programme:


Started in 2010 on a trial basis, this unique course involved just 30 students who were initially sent to Nainital for a week-long excursion. Given the emphatic response of the participants, the course was formally inducted into the second year curriculum as a 4-credit course. Management is not only taught in closed classrooms but is also learnt through experience and reflection, and every second year student of the PGP programme gets a chance to explore this in the lap of the Himalayas. As the students prepare to assume greater responsibility in life by joining the high ranks of the corporate world, the Himalayas give them the opportunity to reflect on the one and a half year spent in the Institute and the importance of this education in future.


The Mountain Institute: Himalayan Programme:


The Mountain Institute’s programs in Asia started in the mid-1980’s with the “Heart of the Himalaya” initiative. TMI worked to establish two mountain areas as protected: the Makalu-Barun National Park in Nepal and the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. These achievements could not have been accomplished without a trusting collaborative relationship between the park managers and the local communities. These pioneering projects were some of the earliest iterations of the community-based project design that has since become the cornerstone of TMI’s programs.


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in India


Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management in Shifting Cultivation Areas of Nagaland for Ecological and Livelihood Security:

The project, in partnership with the government of Nagaland, aims to address land degradation in shifting cultivation locations in three districts of Nagaland through participatory planning, generating awareness, building institutions and supporting integrated farm development that enable sustainable land and ecological management.
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Biodiversity Conservation Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management:

The project supports efforts to make national and state-level policies more responsive to the strong linkages between rural livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.
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