The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD): Inviting applications for ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ to recognize innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017.

Award brief: ICIMOD is pleased to launch the ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) 2017. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December, 2017.

Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH), they do not yet have a comprehensive picture of its use, application and proliferation in the mountain context of HKH. The annual ICT for Mountain Development Award would allow them and others working in this area to learn where, how and what is being done in the region in terms of ICT and mountain development. It will also help different thematic programmes build partnerships and support each other’s work in the region using ICT as an added enabler for mountain development. The award reflects the importance ICIMOD places on this emerging area of ICT for Development and gives continuity to ICIMOD’s efforts in this area.

Objectives:
To recognize innovations in ICT for Development that can promote mountain development and environmental conservation;
To identify key institutions and practitioners working in ICT for Development and help build partnerships through ICIMOD’s regional programmes;
To showcase and share innovative work being done in the interest of mountain communities.

Categories: Awards will be given in a number of categories. For this year, there will be awards in the current four thematic work areas of ICIMOD (livelihoods, water and air, ecosystem services, and geospatial solutions). There could also be other categories such as ‘audience choice award’ and/or ‘special mentions award’. While the applicants are required to choose one of the broad categories, including ‘others’, they can focus on a specific work area while making the submission, e.g., mountain agriculture, disaster management, forestry, environment, mountain tourism, open data, inclusion, etc. The same work cannot be submitted in multiple categories.

Donor Name:  The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Award name: ICT for Mountain Development Award

Deadline: 30th, November, 2017

Award details link: http://www.icimod.org/?q=13805

Award Funding limit: Not Found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
The call is open to anyone residing in any part of the world as long as the project case/work is relevant to the context of HKH. Individuals, entrepreneurs, development practitioners and institutions are all eligible to submit their work.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (All regions)

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● 
Apply: http://www.icimod.org/?q=13812

How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://www.icimod.org/?q=13812).
● After filling out the form, if you want to share a presentation/video clip about your project, you can email it to ictmdaward@icimod.org mentioning the project name.

 

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