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HIGH HIMALAYA FORUM
 
 
The High Himalaya Forum is a multi-stakeholder and multi-layered forum for advocacy for the Himalayan region.
The High Himalaya Forum serves as a platform for raising Himalayan concerns and linking up for solving them through collaborative action and appropriate support. It is also a medium for focussing policy and public attention on Himalayan issues towards improving the quality of Himalayan life.

The HHF has a network of Local HHF Nodes, one in each Himalayan district. The Local HHF Node is a network of community members and local agents of development, comprising the State departments and local authorities, as well as civil society representatives. These Nodes have the aims of advocacy for positive policies, and sharing of information for enabling effective development action. They also promote the social inclusion and capacity building of the members. There are currently 12 Local HHF Nodes in 12 Himalayan districts in India. More Nodes are being constituted.

At the national level, the forum is a multidimensional network of all stakeholders involved/ interested in the well-being of Himalayan communities - socially, economically or environmentally - for purposes of dialogue and support. Apart from the Convenors and Co-Convenors of the Local HHF Nodes, the national body comprises secondary stakeholders of the Himalayan region, such as researchers, development workers, academicians.

HHF members are key contributors to Himalayan Voices.
 
 
HIMALAYAN HERITAGE
 
 
Himalayan Heritage is a platform for cultural actors of the Himalayas - artists, performers, and those working for the preservation and promotion of culture.

Himalayan Heritage aims to promote access to Himalayan culture and enhance its understanding among the wider public. It also seeks to build solidarity among culture actors and workers of the Himalayas, and a support system for them, that can help them access their cultural rights, draw resources, and carry out effective advocacy.


Himalayan Heritage has a two-tier structure, with district level networks in 12 Himalayan districts in India, and an apex structure at the national level comprising representatives of all district networks, as well as some national level members. This body aims to carry out the functions of policy advocacy and work towards generating a regional cultural identity for the high-altitude Himalayan people and area.


The network spans all cultural sub-sectors, including performing and non-performing arts, handicrafts and handloom, language and literature, built heritage and natural heritage. Membership is open and broad-based.