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The ICIMOD Mountain Prize award was renamed the Dr Andreas Schild Memorial Mountain Prize in 2021. Every year the Prize is awarded to an individual, organization, or private sector entity based in the HKH or beyond for outstanding efforts in 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.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
This year’s award is shared by two winners: (1) the Agriculture Machinery Centre of Paro, Bhutan, in the organizational category and (2) Mah Begum Amjad of Gilgit, Pakistan, in the individual category. The winners were announced on 5 December 2022 in Kathmandu during ICIMOD’s International Mountain Day celebrations.
The Dr Andreas Schild Memorial Mountain Prize is awarded every year to an individual, organization, or private sector entity based in the 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.
In 2022, the focus of the award will be building the resilience of HKH communities. Nominations will be accepted for those individuals, organizations, or companies that have worked with HKH communities through innovations in their various capacities and brought about positive tangible change on the ground.
ICIMOD issues a first call for nominations in June of every year. It awards the Prize and Honorable Mentions to the deserving nominees on December 11 (International Mountain Day).
The prize is currently set at USD 2,500.
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a) Who can be nominated – eligibility criteria?
Any individual, organization or private sector entity that has done outstanding work in the HKH is eligible for the prize and can be nominated (hereafter referred to as ‘nominee’). The nominee must have made a demonstrable impact. 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.
b) Who can nominate?
Any individual can nominate any organization or a private sector entity or another individual that meets the eligibility criteria outlined under a) above, including his/her own organization or company, for the prize. We expect the said individual (hereafter referred to as ‘nominator’) to be very familiar with the work of the organization or company or individual he/she is nominating. The nominator should nominate only after receiving the consent of the nominee (head of the entity in case of an organization or company).
Self-nomination (nominating one-self for the prize) is not permitted and the nominator may nominate only once.
c) How to nominate?
Anybody wishing to nominate an eligible individual or organization or company for the prize must submit his or her nomination through the relevant online form, which will be made public from June 5 through September 30.
The nominator must provide accurate information on his/her nominee’s work and the impact it has brought about.
In particular, the nominator must:
A committee for the Dr Andreas Schild Memorial Mountain Prize will judge the submitted nominations and may invite appraisals by external experts to decide on the winner of the Prize. They may contact the nominator, nominee and referee(s) for more information.
The commission will pick the winner of the prize and Honorable Mentions based on the following criteria:
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