International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change with the theme 'Our Mountains, Our Future' was inaugurated today in Kathmandu by President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav. Around 300 participants and representatives from 25 countries are attending the two-day conference. Hosted by the Nepal government the conference aims to provide a forum to share knowledge and experiences on impact of climate change on the mountains and deliberate the associated common risks, and discuss a common approach to deal with specific concerns relating to mountain ecosystems and livelihoods. Discussions on Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) and the challenges and prospects of mountain ecosystems, including poverty alleviation will be held during the conference.
Explore Himalaya works with the motto "Development through Tourism". Keeping in line with this, Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged and minority segments of Nepal.