Berlin, March 30, 2008: The one year international leadership training Programme (ILT) 2007-2008, ‘Planning and Management for Sustainabale Development of Mountain Regions’ has been concluded in Berlin, Germany. In this regard a certificate distribution Cerermony was held in Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin. The 24 training participants from Nepal, Tajikistan, Pakistan and China received their certificates.
Representatives from each country highlighted the main features of the training programme and thanked InWEnt and German Government for developing the capacities of the underdeveloped high mountain regions of Asia. The participants reaffirmed their commitments to transfer the lessons learnt in Alpine Europe to the high mountains of Asia in trans-border cooperation and networking.
The one year ILT Programme was jointly implemented by InWEnt with conceptual and organisational support through strategic partnerships with the Centre for Development Studies at the Free University of Berlin (ZELF) and the International Association for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA). The main objective of this programme was to broaden the methodological, managerial and social competencies of young development professionals to manage change processes in Karakoram-Himalaya – Hindukush -Pamir regions.The programme countries were China (Xinjiang, Tibet), Nepal, Pakistan (Northern Areas) and Tajikistan (Pamir) with designated national partner organisations as follows for coordination of programme activities in the countries:
Nepal National Planning Commission(NPC) – supported by ICIMOD
Tibetan Academy of Agriculture and Animal Science (TAAAS)
Mountain Societies Development Support Programme(MSDSP) – Tajikistan
Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) – Pakistan