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The Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) is an initiative developed and led by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The initiative builds on the outcomes and results from The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) and research and solutions developed and tested by ICIMOD and its partners to identify a range of options that have proven effective and applicable in the diverse mountain context of the HKH.


The initiative aims to equip people in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) region with simple and affordable technologies and knowledge required to build long-term resilience. Its overall goal is to enhance the resilience of women and men in the HKH to socioeconomic and environmental changes, including climate change.


RMS combines the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development with climate change adaptation, resilience, and preparedness for future risks to form an integrated approach to resilient mountain development. To operationalize the initiative, RMS in organized around five major components: (1) Knowledge generation and application, (2) Building resilience through innovative solution packages, (3) Gender, social inclusion and governance, (4) Regional scaling and policy uptake, (5) Communication and outreach; and one cross cutting component on capacity building.


The initiative is supported by the Governments of Sweden and Norway for a period of 5-years starting from 2018 to 2022. GRID-Arendal is supporting the initiative with the development of a series of communication products, which includes the developing an Atlas of Adaptation Solutions for the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

Status: In progress

Type: Mountains

Programme: Polar and Climate

Tags: Resilience Mountains Climate Change Adaptation

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