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River Basins and Cryosphere Initiative
HI-AWARE is one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA).
At a glance
It conducts research and pilot interventions, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.
River Basins and Cryosphere
HI-AWARE, one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), is conducting high caliber research and pilot activities, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.
Its overall goal is to contribute to enhanced climate resilience and adaptive capacities of the poor and vulnerable women, men, and children living in these river basins by leveraging research and pilot outcomes to influence policy and practice to improve their livelihoods.
HI-AWARE is implementing its three Work Packages – Knowledge Generation, Research into Use, and Strengthening Expertise – in 12 sites in the Indus, Upper Ganga, Gandaki and Teesta river basins and beyond.
This First HKH Assessment Report consists of 16 chapters, which comprehensively assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH region, increase the understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts, address critical data gaps and develop a set of evidence-based and actionable policy solutions and recommendations. These are linked to nine mountain priorities for the mountains and people of the HKH consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals.
NEWS AND FEATURES
WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY
Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines, and offer us localized knowledge like no other.
EVENTS AROUND THE HKH
All across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the health of a river or local spring, the threat of flood disaster, and the availability of water to farmlands and swelling cities can play a key role in the survival of ecosystems, communities and individuals.
Access to energy remains a challenge for communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH).
The River Basins and Cryosphere programme aims to enhance socio-ecological resilience to environmental change.