About the ICIMOD Mountain Prize

The ICIMOD Mountain Prize is awarded every year to an individual, organization, or private sector entity based in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) or beyond, which has demonstrated outstanding efforts enabling sustainable and resilient mountain development in the HKH region to benefit the environment as well as communities—particularly the poor, the youth, and women. 

While we would like to particularly acknowledge the efforts of individuals or entities that have worked in line with ICIMOD’s mandate, this is not a pre-condition for the award.

Nominations will be accepted for those individuals, organizations, or companies that have advanced the mountain cause in the HKH through innovations in their various capacities, and brought about positive tangible change on the ground. 

ICIMOD issues a first call for nominations on June 5 of every year. It awards the Prize and Honorable Mentions to the deserving nominees on December 11 of the following year on World Environment Day.

The prize is currently set at USD 5,000.

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