Published On: Tue, Feb 10th, 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference Awards

Deadline: 20 February 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United States is calling field officers to apply for the B. R Sen Award. The B. R Sen Award is to encourage field officers who have made significant contribution to the advancement of countries where they are assigned.

The award constitutes of an inscribed medal and a description of field officer’s achievements. The winner will also get a cash prize of $5,000 USD. The award ceremony will be held at FAO headquarters, Rome.

The B.R. Sen Award was established by FAO in 1968 to honour the hard work of staff in the field and in recognition of the role of former Director General (1956 – 1967) B.R. Sen, who transformed FAO from a study organization to a development agency.

Eligibility Criteria

All nominees should have made an exceptional and evident contribution to the advancement of the country or countries where they were assigned, in particular in the fields of sustainable agricultural and rural development or food security. This could include technical innovations in agriculture, fisheries or forestry; institutional or administrative improvements; discoveries of new resources as a result of research, surveys or other investigations; establishment of training and research institutions; or achievements in any of the many other tasks assigned to FAO personnel.

How to Apply

Nominations should be submitted by FAO professional staff, national institutions, FAO Representatives, counterparts to FAO Representatives or UNDP Resident Representatives.

For more information, visit B. R Sen Award.

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