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Mountains and ICT

ICT for Mountain Development Award

The ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’ is an initiative by ICIMOD that recognizes innovations in information and communications technology for Development (ICTD) that can help promote mountain development and environmental conservation. 

Although ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) states there is still a lack of a comprehensive picture of its use, application and proliferation in the mountain context of HKH. The annual ICT for Mountain Development Award is aimed at learning how and what is being done in the region in terms of ICT and mountain development.

The Award is also expected to 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. The award(s) will be announced on International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December.

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