Consortium Members

The HI-AWARE Consortium is led by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand global and local changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues. It is working to develop an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem to improve the living standards of mountain populations and to sustain vital ecosystem services for the billions of people living downstream now, and for the future.

The Other Consortium Members are:

The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS): Founded in 1986, BCAS is an independent, research, implementation and policy institute working on Sustainable Development (SD) at local, national, regional and global levels. BCAS encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in its approaches of running programs and projects by working under four broad themes – Environment-development integration, Good governance and people’s participation, Poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods, Economic growth and public-private partnership.

The Energy and Resources InstituteThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI): Established in 1974, TERI’s activities range from formulating local- and national-level strategies to shaping global solutions to critical issues in the fields of energy, environment, natural resources, and sustainable development. Buoyed by track records of excellence in research and innovation, TERI is driven by a global vision with local focus, with a philosophy that assigns primacy to enterprise in government, industry, and individual actions.

The Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre (CAEWRI-PARC): PARC, based in Islamabad, is the apex national organization working in close collaboration with other federal provincial institutions in the country to provide science based solutions to agriculture of Pakistan through its statutory functions. CAEWRI of PARC has taken the initiative to explore the application of alternative energy sources such as biogas, solar, and wind and related technologies in agriculture.

Alterra-Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra-WUR): Wageningen UR, whose mission is “to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life, is a collaboration between Wageningen University and specialized research institutions under the DLO foundation, including Alterra. Wageningen UR works in areas such as food and food production; living environment; and health, lifestyle and livelihood. Alterra contributes by qualified and independent research to the realisation of a high quality and sustainable green living environment.