Indian Mountain Initiative - Sustainable Mountain Development Summit, Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim, Central Himalayan Environment Network, May 25- 26, 2012, Gangtok

Organisers: Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS), Central Himalayan Environment Network (CHEA)

Venue: Gangtok, Sikkim



ECOSS is a registered NGO and operates out of Gangtok, Sikkim. Founded in 2001 it prides itself in being a home grown initiative to understand and advocate proper Ecotourism practices. This is to ensure that there is responsible tourism from the stakeholders who would travel to natural areas in such a way that it conserves the environment and brings benefits to local people and communities.


CHEA is a registered NGO and it operates out of Naintal, Uttarakhand. CHEA is one of the earliest societies founded in Northern India which had ' the environment and the livelihood of the people in the Himalayas ' as its core concern.

The primary objective of the Indian Mountain Initiative - Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is to look at policy governing issues around the broad themes proposed and to suggest key interventions in those, based on field experiences along with academic and intellectual inputs.

The themes for the summit proposed are:

  • Water
  • Mountain livelihoods
  • Communities and forests

Number of participants:
Maximum number of participants from each state would be 10. A total of not more than 150 invitees and participants are being planned

Contact details:
Mr. R. P. Gurung
Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Sikkim,
J 155, Tadong,
Telephone: +91 3592 232798
Mobile: +91 97 330 88003

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