The ‘Third Pole’: A monitoring and assessment programme to sustain the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region as a global asset Published on 2016-02-14

The first writers’ workshop for the coordinating lead authors of the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. HIMAP is a comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region that aims to assist in addressing threats, act on opportunities, and scale up cutting edge approaches from 26-28 January 2016.  

Second Workshop on Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) Published on 2015-04-01

The purpose of the three day workshop was to bring together different scientific and educational institutions, and experts/researchers to debate on issues related to the key drivers of change in the highly heterogeneous HKH Region with wide range of habitats and ecological conditions, diverse geographical and cultural landscape.

Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) gathers momentum Published on 2016-04-08

The HKH Assessment addresses the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being.

HIMAP Author Writeshop Held Published on 2016-07-12

Rough chapter drafts were uploaded to a collaborative platform on the HIMAP website. More lead authors and contributing authors were identified and submitted to the HIMAP coordination team for vetting. A tentative list of review editors was created by the chapter teams. Concrete next steps and an overall timeline were established to further progress on the assessment.

HKH Researchers Convene Published on 2016-09-30

The assessment, expected in print in 2018, aims to inform policymakers and stakeholders about the conditions and challenges facing the HKH, a region also referred to as the world's "Third Pole," for its mountains, water-rich terrain, and vivid biodiversity.