• Global Initiatives

    Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives

Mountain Countries Sharing Knowledge and Solutions

TMI’s Global Initiatives go beyond our mountain advocacy work and seek to strengthen the influence of an alliance of mountain countries represented by the United Nations’ Mountain Partnership. Our global work encompasses innovative, on-the-ground projects in key mountain countries, outreach to secure national and global investment for effective mountain projects, and sharing techniques and solutions that have proven successful in one mountain area with communities facing similar problems half way around the world.

Current Projects

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Projects - Nepal, Peru

Ecosystem-based Adaptation Projects - Nepal, Peru

Our Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) projects use an approach that puts local mountain people and their surrounding ecosystems at the heart of adapting to climate change. After completing innovative projects in the Andes of Peru and Himalayas of Nepal, we are expanding our EbA approach to support similar work in other mountain countries including Bhutan, Colombia, Kenya and Uganda. In these six countries we’ll work to develop EbA programs, taking the valuable lessons learned and sharing the most effective solutions and techniques with other mountain communities within each nation, and also among mountain countries worldwide.
Influencing Governments, Encouraging Investments

Influencing Governments, Encouraging Investments

TMI is proud of the solid relationships we’ve built over the decades with key regional and national governments in mountainous countries. Our international work to influence national level policies helps take effective mountain projects to scale. Our efforts to encourage regional, national and international funding for mountain projects helps successful solutions and techniques be shared across a nation and between countries.
Mountain Knowledge Exchange

Mountain Knowledge Exchange

We have seen the benefits of sharing traditional and scientific knowledge from one mountain culture with another on the other side of the planet. As part of the High Mountains Adaptation Project funded by USAID, we held several workshops that serve as examples of the kind of cross pollination we think is essential between mountain communities, scientists and policymakers worldwide.
Adapting to a World Without Glaciers, an international, multidisciplinary workshop held in Lima and Huaraz, Peru in July 2009. This workshop facilitated discussions among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers about climate change vulnerabilities and risks in glacier-dominated systems; created innovative approaches to climate change adaptation; and identifed priorities for research, collaboration, and action.
Andean-Asian Mountains Global Knowledge Exchange On Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water & Hazard Management, a mobile workshop held in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal in September 2011.
Glacial Flooding and Disaster Risk Management: Knowledge Exchange and Field Training.” held in Huaraz, Peru in July, 2013.

Since 1972 The Mountain Institute has partnered with remote mountain communities in the highest, longest and oldest mountains of the world. We work together to conserve ecosystems, develop sustainable livelihoods and protect unique mountain cultures.