Past Regional Programmes

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that uses economic tools and analyses to address South Asia's environmental challenges. It is based on the premise that solutions to economic development concerns and environmental problems are integrally linked. Thus, SANDEE brings together South Asian researchers and institutes interested in the inter-connections among development, poverty and the environment. Its main goal is to build the professional skills required to enable South Asians to address local and global environmental concerns. SANDEE works in seven countries in South AsiaBangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


The HKKH Partnership Project is a three year regional initiative aimed at consolidating institutional capacity for systemic planning and management of socio-ecosystems in the Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya (HKKH) region. Started in July 2006, it is supported by the Italian Cooperation (MAE-DGCS) and implemented by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with ICIMOD, Ev-K2-CNR and CESVI. This multi scale project is active at regional, national and local levels with a special focus on three protected areas: Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (SNP) in Nepal, Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) in Pakistan and Qomolongma Nature Preserve (QNP) in Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

  • David's Fall, Pokhara, Nepal

    David's Fall, Pokhara, Nepal

    Photo: IUCN Nepal