Mingma, Hillary & Tenzing Norgay when he was Sagramartha park warden.jpg

The Greater Himalayas Community Leadership Award

Leadership at the village and community level is integral in all societies, and is vital to rural community development.  The purpose of the Greater Himalayas Community Leadership Award is to honor an outstanding individual as well as to encourage members of the community to participate and take leadership roles in their communities.  The Award will be given to an individual who has provided community service and demonstrated exceptional leadership in their respective village.  Each year the award will be given to a different rural mountainous district in Nepal.  Any recommendations for nominations and selection can be sent to contact@theghf.org. The award will be presented with a certificate and cash award and will be announced when the community gathers together.


Bhutan Conservation Award

Bhutan has always held a special place in Mingma’s heart.  To remember Mingma’s love for the people and environment of Bhutan, the Greater Himalayas Foundation will establish a Mingma Norbu Sherpa Conservation Award in Bhutan.  The award will recognize one individual annually who has demonstrated dedication and hard work in the field of conservation in Bhutan. This memorial award hopes to honor a grassroots conservationist working on the ground level who would otherwise go unnoticed, and to respect all those working to preserve the pristine environment of Bhutan. Nominations and selection will be made by the Bhutan Committee of the Greater Himalayas Foundation.  The committee will be composed of representatives from conservation partners in Bhutan.