What is ICIMOD?
Among the world’s most important environmental resources, the HKH—Hindu Kush Himalayas—sits at the peak. Home to unimaginable beauty and biodiversity, the HKH is a microcosm of the world around us and the source of clean drinking water for over 1 billion people. Despite its global significance, the HKH remains one of the most neglected regions on the planet. The forces of climate change and globalization are wreaking havoc on this fragile asset—and the beat of this place reverberates across the globe. This is why ICIMOD exists. This Nepal-based research and development organization is leading the global effort to protect the HKH and the people, resources, and culture that define it. Before a brand is a brand, it is an idea and the set of beliefs that inspired it. So we set out to develop that idea. We looked at the competitive landscape. Surveyed the stakeholders. Sought out the soul. And we got to the heart of what makes ICIMOD—and the HKH—so transformational. That single defining idea: The pulse of the planet.