Regional Programmes

At a glance

Programme goal

Improved transboundary cooperation among member countries demonstrated through regional policies and strategic partnerships leading to the sustenance of mountain ecosystem services and equitable livelihood benefits in the HKH

Programme locations

Nakul Chettri arrow

Programme Manager (Ad-Interim)

Our focus

Connecting our shared landscapes

The HKH harbours a wide range of biodiversity and ecosystems, which provide essential services to its residents, such as water, food, and livelihoods. However, socioeconomic and environmental changes at global and regional scales jeopardize the lives of billions. Transboundary Landscapes presents a unique approach to tackling challenges shared by people across the region.

We visualize the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources at the scale of larger landscapes defined by ecosystems. Guided by the four north–south transects of the HKH and six identified transboundary landscapes (Kailash, Kangchenjunga, Far Eastern Himalaya, Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir, Everest, and Cherrapunjee-Chittagong), we aim to enhance socio-ecological resilience to environmental change.

We adopt the landscape approach across boundaries to manage biodiversity and ecosystems, defining the landscapes by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries. We seek to bridge peoples of the HKH and their unique histories, cultures, knowledge, environments, and conservation practices.

Initiatives

Sustainable use of natural resources

Transboundary Landscapes implements different initiatives to create united, secure, and thriving landscapes across its member countries in the HKH region.

hilife
Landscape Initiative for Far Eastern Himalayas
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HKPL
Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Initiative
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ksl
Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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klcdi
Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Landscape
Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Hill Tracts Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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redd+
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Initiative
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We advance the transboundary landscape narrative to achieve global targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Paris Agreement.

Success stories

Our lasting impact

Read about how our landscape approach is helping the sustainable management of natural resources in the HKH region.

REDD+ for green communities
REDD+ for green communities
Improving farmers’ access to information
Improving farmers’ access to information
Reviving drying springs
Reviving drying springs
Strengthening the Allo value chain in Khar VDC, Darchula, Nepal
Strengthening the Allo value chain in Khar VDC, Darchula, Nepal

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

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Around the HKH

Regional Programmes

Knowledge into action

Our programmes are oriented towards integrating knowledge and turning research into action.

Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
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Mountain Environment Regional Information Systems
Mountain Environment Regional Information Systems
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Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Adaptation and Resilience Building
Adaptation and Resilience Building
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