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ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2020

ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2020 (USD 2,500 prize)

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Applications call for ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2020

Any individual can nominate an organization or a private sector entity or another individual that meets the eligibility criteria outlined above (1), including his/her own organization or company, for the prize. 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.


Nominations are welcomed from the 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 in June of every year. It awards the Prize and Honorable Mentions to the deserving nominees on December 11 (International Mountain Day). The current prize is USD 2,500.

How to nominate?

Anybody wishing to nominate an eligible individual or organization or company for the prize must submit his or her nomination through this online form, which will be made public from June 19 through August 15. The nominator must provide accurate information on his/her nominee’s work and the impact it has brought about.

In particular, the nominator must:

  • Provide personal information on the nominee such as full name and contact address.
  • Specify in which work area(s) the nominee has made a demonstrable impact.
  • Provide an overview of the nominee’s outstanding work. Similarly, provide a credible narrative on how the nominee’s outstanding work has contributed to sustainable and resilient mountain development or/and brought about transformative change on the ground.
  • Provide an argumentation for why the nominee deserves to win the prize as well as provide supporting documents, including links to online articles, or videos, or publications that provide evidence of the nominee’s work and impact.
  • Provide contact information of two referees who also know the nominee well.
  • Statement vouching for the accuracy of the information provided through the nomination form.

Selection Criteria

Moreover, a commission for the ICIMOD 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:

  • Demonstrable impact
  • Innovation
  • Degree of importance given to gender equity and social inclusion
  • Scalability/sustainability in the mountain context

Nomination Form


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 August,2020
Open toAll
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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