About the Organisations
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is anindependent regional knowledge, learning and enabling centre serving the eightregional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan ,Bangladesh , Bhutan , China , India , Myanmar , Nepal , and Pakistan – and the global mountain community. Founded in 1983, ICIMOD is based inKathmandu, Nepal, and brings together a partnership of regional membercountries, partner institutions, and donors with a commitment for developmentaction to secure a better future for the people and environment of the HinduKush-Himalayas. ICIMOD’s activities are supported by its core programmedonors: the Governments of Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway,Switzerland, and its regional member countries, along with programme co-financing donors. The primary objective of the Centre is to promote thedevelopment of an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystemand to improve the living standards of mountain populations.
ICCO’s mission is to work towards a world where poverty and injustice are nolonger present. The work of ICCO, Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation, consists of financing activities which stimulate and enable people toorganise dignified housing and living conditions in their own way. ICCO is activein countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Latin Americaand the Caribbean, and Central and Eastern Europe.