Indian wins ICT Mountain Development Award
An Indian-Jayprakash Panwar has won ICT Mountain Development Award for promoting innovations and good practices for environmental conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.
Jayprakash Panwar along with Avinash Jha and Sibjan Chaulagain of Nepal, Suleman Mazhar of Pakistan and HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation has won this award.
The awards were presented in the presence of Mahabir Pun, a pioneering social entrepreneur and Magsaysay award recipient at Kathmandu. The winners will receive USD 250 along with a certificate of recognition.
ICT Mountain Development Award
This award is given by the Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). It reflects the increasing importance of the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in improving the lives and livelihoods of mountain communities. It even seeks to recognise ICT-enabled innovations, good practices, and applications that help promote mountain development and environmental conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.