ICIMOD hosted celebrations at its Kathmandu office on the event of International Womens Day, 2017. The occasion saw various inspiring women from diverse backgrounds, speak at the event. Following these talks, the event finished with the Gender Innovation Awards being conferred to various initiatives at ICIMOD. Among these, HI-AWARE was also granted the G.I.A for 2017. The objective of this award was to recognize and generate evidence on how themes, programmes, initiatives have worked on closing the gender gaps that can help achieve gender equality and other development outcomes.