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ICT for Mountain Development Award 2017

The award recognizes innovation and the use and application of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) to promote mountain development and environmental conservation. Details are available on our website at

ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). However, we do not yet have a comprehensive picture of its use, application, and proliferation in the mountain environment context. We hope that through this annual ICT for Mountain Development Award, we will be able to learn more about its usage and application—where, how, and what is being done in the region to benefit mountain communities.

All forms of ICT (mobile, radio, Internet, digital content, blogs, robotics, multimedia, mobile app, social media, etc) relevant to mountain development and environmental conservation are eligible for submission. In other words, the basic criteria is that the ICT for Development initiative being submitted is one that has been applied in the HKH, has a clear focus on mountain development or mountain environment, and has made an impact on the ground.

The award(s) will be announced on the occasion of International Mountain Day (IMD), 11 December 2017. Winners will receive prizes along with certificates of recognition.