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ANSAB received the Adaptation at Scale Protsahan award for its ecosystem-based commercial agriculture initiative in Bajura district, being implemented in partnership with ICCO Cooperation and Mission East. ANSAB’s Programs Director, Mr. Puspa L. Ghimire, received a token of appreciation and a cash prize of GBP 10,000 from the Honorable Minister for Population and Environment Mr. Jay Dev Joshi, on behalf of the organization.
The prize funded by the DFID-UK Department for International Development, is awarded for the innovative community driven climate change adaptation initiatives that have potential for scaling up to reach more people and larger areas in Nepal. 15 initiatives from among 59 applicant organizations presented their initiative during the event and were qualified for the award. Mr. Sudarshan C. Khanal, ANSAB’s Research Planning and Communication Manager made a presentation on the organization’s initiative on climate smart and responsible business model designed and being implemented for transforming traditional agriculture and forestry into climate smart, attractive and socially prestigious business.