Pagya’s work has been officially recognised by prestigious institutions both nationally and internationally for its innovation and impact working at the grassroots in challenging environments around the world. Here you can find details of the fantastic awards and recognitions with which Pragya has been honoured over the years – follow the links to navigate to the awarding bodies.

  • Whitley Gold Award for international Nature Conservation, 2000
    for work on conservation of medicinal plants
  • Royal Geographical Society Featured as a Royal Geographical Society Field Research Station, 2000 for work on biodiversity conservation
  • BBC Wildlife Featured as an Action Station in BBC Wildlife, 2001 for work on biodiversity conservation
  • Whitley Continuation Award for international Nature Conservation, 2003 for work on conservation of medicinal plants
  • Energy Globe Award - Category Fire – 2005 for programme on decentralized renewable energy-based micro-grids for village electrification
  • Whitley Continuation Award for international Nature Conservation, 2005 for work on conservation of medicinal plants
  • Emerald Group Publishing Highly Commended Award from Emerald Group Publishing, 2008 for publication on Impact of Climate Change in the Himalayas
  • STARS Impact Award, 2010 for work on education delivery to marginalized children
  • All Children Reading Award by USAID, 2012 for innovation on education information management systems for marginalized schools
  • Top 20 for Risk Award, 2015 for innovation on community-based risk reduction
  • ICT for Mountain Development Award, 2016 for development and deployment of ICT- based tool for Climate Smart Agriculture for smallholder farmers


  • Co-host, chair and moderator for ‘Ecosystems based Disaster Risk Reduction: scaling up EBDRR in development planning & practice in Asia’ - Thematic side-event (them7) at the 7 th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) (2016, New Delhi).
  • Participation in World Humanitarian Summit and showcasing of DRRIS (Dynamic Risk and Response Information System) for the Last Mile developed by Pragya at the Innovation Marketplace (2016, Istanbul).
  • Participation in Global Consultations for World Humanitarian Summit (2015, Geneva).
  • Commendation by the Chief Minister, Uttarakhand state, India for disaster response work following Himalayan flashfloods (2013).

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