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Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) begins

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  • December 14, 2020
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Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) begins

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • The 9th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) in Dehradun has begun.

Important value addition

  • Organised by: Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI)
  • The summit seeks to deliberate on issues such as migration, water security, climate resilience and innovative solutions for the farm sector, and disaster risk reduction in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Every year 3-5 salient themes engaging the immediate attention of and relevant to the mountains and hills are taken up for threadbare discussion and debate.
  • Conclusions and recommendations emerging from this exercise are pursued by IMI subsequently for actionable output.
  • The theme for 2020: Emerging Pathways for Building a Resilient Post COVID-19 Mountain Economy, Adaptation, Innovation and Acceleration.
  • The first edition was organized in 2011 in Nainital.

Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI)

  • It is a civil society led network platform.
  • Mission: To mainstream concerns of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) and its people in the development dialogue of India.
  • It functions as a platform to integrate the knowledge and experiences of multiple stakeholders working across the IHR, and uses this to inform and influence policy at the national and state level.

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