Web Sites related to Mountains and Disasters
The official website of the International Year of Mountains 2002.The
International Year of Mountains is an opportunity to take steps
to protect mountain ecosystems, to promote peace and stability in
mountain regions and to help mountain people attain their goals
and aspirations. By taking care of the worlds mountains, we
help to ensure the long-term security and survival of all that is
connected to them, including ourselves.
Disasters in the Andean Region is a website destinated to all institutions
that work with disasters in Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia,
Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its main goal is to promote information
exchange on disasters among Andean institutions and establish means
The Consortium for the Sustainable Development of Andean Ecoregion
(CONDESAN) is a diverse and dynamic assembly of partners from the
public and private sectors, that under a common approach and effort,
abilities and resources, make and facilitate coordinate operations
in investigation, qualification, development and initiatives of
policies that help the sustainable socioeconomic advance, with the
purpose of contributing to the fairness and well-being of the Andean
The International Potato Center (known worldwide by its Spanish
acronym, CIP) seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security
on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific
research and related activities on potato, sweetpotato, other root
and tuber crops, and on the improved management of natural resources
in the Andes and other mountain areas.
The Mountain Institute’s mission is to advance mountain cultures
and preserve mountain environments. Founded in 1971, The Mountain
Institute has offices and community-based programs in the Andean,
Appalachian and Himalayan mountain ranges, partnering with local
people to strengthen their communities and to conserve their natural
resources and cultural heritage. The Mountain Institute also supports
three global initiatives: the Mountain Forum, Sacred Mountains,
and Sustainable Living Systems.
This website presents more than 300 interviews with people who live
in mountain or highland regions round the world. The project, initiated
by the Panos Oral Testimony Program, provides the opportunity to
read personal testimonies covering a wide variety of different themes.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development focuses
on the development of an economically and environmentally sound
mountain ecosystem and the improvement of living standards of mountain
populations, especially in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya regions.
The High summit 2002 is a transcontinental multimedia conference
dedicated to all mountain regions worldwide. From May 6-11, scientific
experts, scholars, institutional representatives and politicians
will meet regionally and discuss various topics, including: water,
culture, economy, risk and policy.
Aim Bolivia is the website instituted for the International Year
of Mountains 2002. The site is coordinated by the Ministry of Sustainable
Development and Planning. Its main objectives are to generate and
strengthen knowledge about the ecology and sustainable development
of mountain ecosystems, and to promote integrated watershed development
and alternative livelihood opportunities.