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WWF Nepal Conservation Award 2020,

March 16, 2021

Happy to share good news about our CEPHED selected for ” WWF Nepal Conservation Award 2020″ for its work in the field of environment conservation and protection of public health. The organization has played a key role in reducing chemical pollution through elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) and making mercury free health care services and mercury free dentistry in Nepal. That would have otherwise loaded the environment, air, water, river which flows through biodiversity reached areas including national parks of Nepal inhabited by many endangered flora and fauna.
 
Thanks to WWF Nepal, a panel of esteemed judges and all supporting individuals, organizations, regional and global networks and funding agencies.
 
Please join us in celebrating yet another great recognition and achievements from our collaborative efforts to protect the environment and public health. Thank you once again to all.
 
Pls see details about the prize and awardees announcement https://www.wwfnepal.org/opportunities/awards/wwf_nepal_conservation_awards_2020/

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Environment Conservation Award 2069 (2012),

March 1, 2021

June 5th 2012, On the occasion of World Environment Day 2012, Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), Nepal have been awarded with Environment Conservation Award 2012 for its contribution on Environment Conservation through Research, Publications, Awareness raising, Capacity building in the area of heavy metals like Lead, Mercury and Cadmium, POPs, PCBs. Ministry of Environment also recognize the pilot model projects of developing mercury free health care services, PCB free metal fabricating (grill workshops) and environment sound health care waste management promoting non burning mode of treatment technology thus curbing the release of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to the environment. Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director of CEPHED, received award from Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

2011 PEN (PCB Elimination Network) Award,

March 1, 2021

Recognizing the continuous hard work and outstanding contribution of Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) for raising awareness and making access to information on POPs including PCBs, CEPHED has been awarded with the 2011 PEN (PCBs Elimination Network) award in the category of cross-cutting issues. Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director for CEPHED, accepted the award at a ceremony at the Stockholm Convention’s 5th Conference of the Parties, held in Geneva from 24 – 29 April, 2011.

The purpose of the awards is to honor outstanding achievements in the environmentally- sound management of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). CEPHED has been working to minimize the use of PCB-contaminated transformer oil through research, information sharing, awareness-raising, model workshops, campaigning and advocacy with the concerned government agencies and others.

Grill Entrepreneur National Award, 2068 BS (2011 ),

March 1, 2021

Recognizing the awareness activities of the CEPHED towards the PCB led oil contained transformer use in grill industry and its impacts to the grill workers, Grill Association have awarded Mr. Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director of CEPHED with the National Award 2068.

On that occasion the message about the PCBs and its use in the welding machine along with their impacts on health and environment were also talked by Mr. Sah. The National Coordinator Mr. Gopalraj Serchan from UNDP GEF SGP Nepal program were also present on that occasion. Several national and international news media, web portal had covered the news about this achievement.