The Mountain Partnership is supported by a Secretariat which is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.
The Secretariat acts as a networking and liaison point for members, connecting institutions and activities in sustainable mountain development to ensure greater participation, coherence and impact. It also engaged in raising awareness globally about the importance of mountains and in advocating for increased political attention to sustainable mountain development and the wellbeing of mountain people.
In particular, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat plays a facilitating role in helping members build and develop joint activities, promote closer collaboration, and achieve greater coherence and better results for sustainable development.
The Mountain Partnership Secretariat receives support from the governments of Italy and Switzerland and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Its climate change-related activities also receive support from the World Bank through the Strategic Initiative on Mountains and Climate Change.
CAMP Forum (Kalmak Ashu, Kyrgyz Republic, 27-29 August)
IPROMO course: Understanding Upland Water Management (Ormea, Italy, 12-22 July)
Fortalecimiento de la gestión participativa para el desarrollo sostenible de los Andes Regional Workshop (Quito, Ecuador, 20-21 May)
7th Scientific Journalism Seminar: High Mountains (Loja, Ecuador, 16-17 May)
Enhancing the Mountain Partnership in Africa for Sustainable Development in African Water Towers (Kigali, Rwanda, 20 February 2013)
Regional Workshop on Mountains and Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa (Marrakech, Morocco, 16-18 December 2012)
Mountain Day 2 at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 18 (Doha, Qatar, 3 December 2012)
Bhutan+10 Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development in a Changing World International Conference (Thimphu, Bhutan, 14-19 October 2012)
IPROMO course: Understanding and Adapting to Climate Change in mountain areas (Ormea, Italy, 8-17 July 2012)
The Mountain Pavilion at Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13-22 June 2012)