Himalayan Consensus Secretary General Sujeev Shakya is now undertaking field work in Mekong River states of Laos and Cambodia. The Mekong River has its source from the glaciers of the Himalayas. The initiative is to bring Mekong states into the Himalayan Consensus as participants. Sujeev Shakya in recording studio at Cambodia’s most popular English language show with Sok Siphana,
Ambica Shresta, Himalayan Consensus Executive Board, and pioneer of historical conservation and preservation in Nepal as founder of the Dwarikas group of heritage hotels, announced the Himalayan Consensus Summit 2017 at the Summit Hotel in Kathmandu this past November. It was a memorable evening attended by many ambassadors and executives of civil society organisations. Ambica announced the themes of this year's Summit focusing on renewable and efficient energy solutions, water resource conservation, community empowerment and the prevention of conflict.
In 2016 the China Social Responsibility Award was given to the work of Himalayan Consensus for its advising of the ecological civilization policy of China which is promoting renewable and efficient energy systems as national policy.
The national geographic air and water conservation fund awarded the Searching for Shangri-la expeditions as the millennial expeditions and their contribution in evolving the concept of Himalayan Consensus which has advised China on its ecological civilization policies. The award was applied to an educational project of a multimedia installation exhibition,