Guideline Nomination Process

  1. Who can be nominated – eligibility criteria?
    Any individual, organization or private sector entity that has done outstanding work in the field of sustainable and resilient mountain development in the HKH is eligible for the prize and can be nominated (hereafter referred to as ‘nominee’).

    The nominee must have made a demonstrable impact in one or more work areas such as access to water and sanitation, or clean energy, climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, disaster risk reduction, and livelihoods/income generation in the HKH.

  2. Who can nominate?
    Any individual can nominate any organization or a private sector entity or another individual that meets the eligibility criteria outlined under a) above, including his/her own organization or company, for the prize. We expect the said individual (hereafter referred to as ‘nominator’) to be very familiar with the work of the organization or company or individual he/she is nominating. 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. However, if you would like to be considered for the prize as an individual, you can have someone who knows you and your work well nominate you.

    The nominator may nominate only once.

  3. How to nominate?
    Anybody wishing to nominate an eligible individual or organization or company for the prize must submit his or her nomination through the relevant online form, which will be made public from Dec 5 through February 28.

    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 demonstrable impact;
    • provide an overview of the nominee’s outstanding work;
    • 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;
    • 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