The Mitra Award for Global Change Research was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. Ashesh Proshad Mitra, APN SPG Member for India from 1996 to 2007. Dr. Mitra was a doyen in atmospheric research in India and was the recipient of the Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government in recognition of his distinguished service to the nation in the field of scientific research.
The award recognises outstanding young scientists conducting global change research in Asia-Pacific region. Young scientists from the host country of APN’s Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) are given the opportunity to present their research in a poster session to scientists, practitioners and policy makers attending the Meeting.
The posters are judged by APN’s national Focal Points and Scientific Planning Group Members. Winners are presented the Mitra Award for Global Change Research in recognition of their outstanding work.
Past winners of the Mitra Award:
- 2017: Shaikhom Inaotombi, ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal District Nainital Uttarakhand India. Climate Change and Its Impact on Aquatic Ecosystem in the Central Himalayas
- 2016: Lu Heli, College of Environment and Planning, Henan University, Kaifeng, China. A Spatially Explicit Modelling Framework of Cost-Benefit and Carbon Emissions from Land Use Coverage Changes for Implementing REDD+ in Southeast Asia
- 2015: Shiva Khanal, Department of Forest Research and Survey, Kathmandu, Nepal
Integration of object-based image analysis with machine learning algorithm for forest type classification in Nepal
- 2014: Khon Puthea, Wetlands Work!, Cambodia
Sanitation technology for a safe environment in floating communities in Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
- 2013: Joni Jupesta, United Nations University – Institute for Advance Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Rio+20 Outcomes into Implementation: Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Indonesian Palm Oil
- 2012: Evi Gusmayanti, Centre for Wetlands People and Biodiversity, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia
Natural properties of carbon stock in customary peat forest at Danau Sentarum National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
- 2011: W.G.D. Lakmini, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Plant mediator to tackle climate change
- 2010: Woo-Seop Lee, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Kongju National University, Republic of Korea
The relationships between absorbing aerosols and snow cover/snow water equivalent over the Himalayas and the western Tibetan Plateau during boreal spring