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AWARDSGrill Entrepreneur National Award, 2068 BS (2011 )

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.

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 Conventionís 5th Conference of the Parties, held in Geneva from 24 Ė 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.

Environment Conservation Award 2069 (2012)

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.