Programmbeitrag ICIMOD 2013 - 2015

Contract partner: ICIMOD - International Center for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentCountry: Süd- und Zentralasien, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.800.000,00Project start: 01.01.2013End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

During the recent years population growth, urbanization, migration, economic development and climate change have begun to pose a challenge to traditional livelihood strategies and coping mechanisms in the Himalayan region. Vast ice reserves are shrinking, the frequency of floods and droughts has increased. The mountain population faces dire poverty.

ADC supports the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, to perform its core tasks as a regional research and knowledge sharing center as well as the implementation of its strategic Transboundary Landscapes Programme which addresses the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in landscapes defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries.

The programme will improve livelihoods, enhance ecological integrity and economic development as well as resilience to environmental changes through

• the development of comprehensive and inclusive knowledge products on landscape management i.e biodiversity; community forests; rangelands; mountain farming, beekeeping; watersheds etc.

• up-scaling and replication of inclusive and equitable livelihood improvement strategies on income diversification for women and men and

• the development and implementation of frameworks for regional cooperation of member countries (RMCs) for managing and conserving trans-boundary landscapes.

ICIMOD aims at empowering the eight RMCs of the greater Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and their people to find solutions to critical mountain problems by bridging science with policies. ICIMOD and its partners have identified seven transboundary landscapes, Wakhan, Karakoram-Pamir, Kailash, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Brahmaputra-Salween and Cherrapunjee-Chittagong. Bhutan, ADC’s main focus country, forms part of the Kanchenjunga landscape.

project number1219-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.