Introduction to Knowledge Management and Communication
ICIMOD is a founding member and host of the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), a network of 80 higher education institutions within and outside the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The HUC’s mandate is to strengthen capacity for and promote regional and global collaboration in research and education for sustainable mountain development among members. The Royal University of Bhutan has been an active member of the HUC since 2016. Given the RUB’s need for knowledge management and ICIMOD’s capacity in the same, an introductory course on knowledge management and communications has been designed by professionals at ICIMOD for RUB staff members. The course is a part of efforts by the HUC and ICIMOD to strengthen institutional capacity for sustainable mountain development in the HKH. The course caters to staff members with more than 10 years’ experience in management and administration, responsible for coordinating and managing the dissemination of knowledge generated by the RUB to various stakeholders for a wide range of usage.
2018 International Workshop for Young Scientists of the Hindu Kush Himalaya
The Second International Science Forum of National Scientific Organizations on the Belt and Road Initiative is to be organized by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) with the theme: Science and Technology cooperation and sustainable development for the Belt and Road region. The 2018 International Workshop for Young Scientists of the HKH has been incorporated in the session on capacity building, personal training, and basic scientific research, with the aim of providing a platform for young students, researchers, and university and research institute administrators to exchange ideas for better collaboration.
This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for early career scholars in the HKH to interact with their peers in the region, share their research experience, cultivate collegial partnerships and lay the foundations for future leadership in the region. Participants will include PhD students, scientists, engineers, and young scholars from universities that are full members of HUC. Some scientists and outstanding PhD students will be invited to make keynote presentations.
Understanding wellbeing in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
Global development discourses recognize the need to move beyond a uni-dimensional income-based criterion of assessing the development of societies. These discourses have shifted from an economic development agenda towards a human development approach for advancing human wellbeing, focused on people and their opportunities and choices. We have come a long way since the first Human Development Report in 1990 to the most recent World Happiness Report 2019 in the journey to understand and assess human wellbeing and happiness.