Intl symposium on poverty and vulnerability in HKH from 1st December


KATHAMNDU, Nepal-An international symposium on Poverty and Vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) is going to be organized in the capital Kathmandu from the first week of December.

The four days conference aims to build up updated information on the shapes of poverty, and lifestyle of mountainous communities in the region, according to ICIMOD.

Poverty eradication is one of the major agendas of the conference and the member countries would elaborate about the state of poverty on the occasion. In the mountainous regions of the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the poverty rate is on average 5 per cent higher than the rate for the countries as a whole.

The member countries would also raise voice to strengthen regional partnerships for sustainable mountain development in the region.

Policy makers, government and private body representatives in the ICIMOD member countries including Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan, and donor agencies would take part in the conference to be held jointly by the National Planning Commission of Nepal and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

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