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ICT for Mountain Development Award 2014

BiSMiL Lab wins 'ICT for Mountain Development Award 2014' for the project 'Development of Geospatial Data-loggers for Monitoring Transhunamce Grazing Patterns'. The award is managed by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and seeks to recognize ICT-enabled innovations, good practices, and applications that help promote mountain development and environmental conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The awards were open to individuals or organizations that are making innovative use of ICT to promote mountain development in the HKH region.

BiSMiL lab used indigenously designed and developed low-cost GPS data-loggers to study climate change impacts on grazing communities. These cost-effective, power-optimized GPS collars were used to monitor and record the seasonal herding movements in northern Pakistan. The award was announced on International Mountain Day (11 December 2014).

Date: 17th December, 2014