Selection Criteria

A commission for the "ICIMOD Mountain Prize" will judge the submitted nominations and may invite appraisals by external experts to decide on the winner of the Prize. They may contact the nominator, nominee and referee(s) for more information.

The commission will pick the winner of the prize and Honorable Mentions based on the following criteria:

  • demonstrable impact, 
  • innovation,
  • degree of importance given to gender equity and social inclusion (GESI),
  • scalability/sustainability in the mountain context 

Substantial weight is given to work that addresses complex or wicked problem(s) in an innovative/ingenious manner.