Selection criteria and process

A panel for the ICIMOD Mountain Prize will judge the submitted nominations and may invite appraisals by external experts to decide on the winner. They may contact the nominator, nominee, and referee(s) for more information.

The panel will pick the winner and honourable mentions based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrable impact

  • Innovation

  • Degree of importance given to gender equity and social inclusion (GESI)

  • Scalability/sustainability in the mountain context 

Substantial weight is given to works that address complex problem(s) in an innovative/ingenious manner.