By A O News Service
ITANAGAR, Sept 27: The Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) is a civil society led network platform with the mission to mainstream concerns of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) and its people in the development dialogue of India.
The IMI has elected its new governing council for 2020-2023) led by former Sikkim MP P D Rai as chairman while others are Dr. Rajendra Dobhal and Amba Jamir (vice chairman), Priyadarshini Shreshtha (secretary), Binita Shah (treasurer), Egam Basar (joint secretary), Dr. Vincent Darlong, former Arunahal chief secretary Ramesh Negi, Dr. Lalbiakmawia Ngente, Dr. Pawan Kaushik and Roshan Rai (councilors).
Formed in 2011 with a vision ‘making India proud of our mountains’, the IMI aims to redefine the architecture of sustainable development with the objective of providing stakeholders of Indian state of Himalayan region to come under one platform, discuss issues related to the development of the region and communities and build a consensus on priorities and action plans. It functions as a platform to integrate the knowledge and experiences of multiple stakeholders working across the IHR, and uses to inform and influence policy at the national and state level.