Our Mission
The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

 The region that encompasses the Hindu Kush Himalayas mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau is widely known as the Third Pole because its ice fields contain the largest reserve of freshwater outside the polar regions. This region is the source of the 10 major river systems that provide irrigation, power and drinking water to over 1.9 billion people in Asia – over 24% of the world’s population.

The Third Pole works on the principle that sustainable development is possible only with the active cooperation of those most affected by policies. Our reports and commentary seek to involve both experts and policymakers at the highest levels of government, as well as to showcase perspectives from the people who live in the basins of rivers that flow down from the Hindu Kush Himalayas. We do this most often through the eyes of journalists living and working among the people. The free flow of information and knowledge, both vertically between communities and policymakers as well as horizontally across borders, is at the core of our work.  We welcome your comments and contributions.

hindu kush mountains map

London Office

China Dialogue Trust
15 Printing House Yard, Perseverance Works,
London, E2 7PR
(+44) 20 7683 2985

Contact

Opportunities

Want to work for us?
Find out more

Want to write for us?
Pitch here

Follow us

Facebook Twitter

Our funders

The Third Pole is an editorially independent platform, generously supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Internews Earth Journalism Network through a grant from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Our Projects

Discover more projects from the China Dialogue Trust

  • The Third Pole

    The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

    Latest news
  • China Dialogue

    China Dialogue is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.

    Latest news
  • Diálogo Chino

    Diálogo Chino is the only independent journalism platform dedicated to better understanding the China-Latin America relationship and its sustainable development challenges

    Latest news
  • China Dialogue Ocean

    China Dialogue Ocean is a bilingual platform dedicated to illuminating, analysing and helping to resolve our ocean crisis.

    Latest news

The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

Latest news

China Dialogue is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.

Latest news

Diálogo Chino is the only independent journalism platform dedicated to better understanding the China-Latin America relationship and its sustainable development challenges

Latest news

China Dialogue Ocean is a bilingual platform dedicated to illuminating, analysing and helping to resolve our ocean crisis.

Latest news

The Third Pole team

Acting CEO
Founder and Senior Advisor
South Asia Director
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Editor, South Asia
Deputy Editor
Central Asia Editor
Bangladesh Editor
Assistant Editor
Asia Pacific Editor
Special Projects Editor
Multimedia Editor
Production Assistant
London Office Coordinator
Social Media Assistant
Multimedia Assistant
Digital Content Assistant
Get the latest news on Asia’s Water crisis, straight to your inbox Subscribe now