Invitation to Participate in the External Review of the HIMAP Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Dear colleagues,

The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), coordinated by ICIMOD, is producing the first Comprehensive Assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The volume brings together collective expertise from more than 300 researchers, practitioners, experts, and decision makers from the region and around the world. The assessment will cover 15 topics from climate change and food security to governance and disaster risk reduction.

The 2nd order draft chapters of the HIMAP Assessment Report are now available for external review through 28 July 2017. If you are interested in reviewing one or more HIMAP assessment chapters, we invite you to download the chapter drafts and Excel review template from our Open Review Forum. After completing your review, please upload your Excel review sheet (one per chapter) on the same page after completing a short registration.

Your contribution will strengthen the credibility, legitimacy, and policy relevance of the assessment. In your review, we ask you to comment on the accuracy and completeness of the content and the overall scientific, technical, and socio-economic balance of the chapter drafts. Every reviewer will be acknowledged by name in the chapter(s) they have reviewed.

All written review comments will be provided to the chapter teams anonymously and the Review Editor of each chapter will ensure that all comments are taken into account by the author teams and adequately addressed. A record of all review comments and how they were addressed will be published online on completion of the HIMAP Assessment Report.

Please do share this announcement in your networks, and encourage any relevant experts you know to participate in this important opportunity to help shape and improve the HIMAP Assessment Report.

This announcement is also available on the ICIMOD website here:

Thank you in advance for helping to ensure the widest possible range of expert participation in the external review process. Your contributions will help make the HIMAP assessment a relevant and meaningful resource for decision and policy makers throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

Reviews submitted after 28 July 2017 will not be considered.