2011 PEN (PCB Elimination Network) Award
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.