Sunday, February 10, 2019

Humanitarian Award nomination for work in Nepal

A doctor living in Kathmandu has been shortlisted to win a coveted humanitarian honour for her work in Nepal.
Dr Gerda Pohl, volunteers her time and skills to PHASE Worldwide. "I am thrilled to be nominated for the Bond Volunteer Award," she said, adding that she considered her nomination also as recognition to all the fantastic GP volunteers, whose visits to Nepal she has been privileged to help facilitate.
Tom Edwards from PHASE Worldwide is delighted that Gerda’s dedication is being recognized. "Gerda helped found PHASE Worldwide and has been a volunteer since it was set up in 2005," he said, adding that her commitment and determination for capacity building in a sustainable way is a unique model that makes such a difference to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
Now in its sixth year, the Bond International Development Awards celebrate the exceptional work undertaken in the development sector that often goes unrecognised.  The Volunteer Award specifically honours the hidden heroes giving up their time and donating their skills, often in challenging and demanding environments.
Gerda is joined by seven other deserving finalists in this category, with the overall winner announced at an awards ceremony in London on March 18.
"Each year we are delighted and humbled by the nominations we receive in this category. It is a great reflection of the hard work that goes on, often behind the scenes, by so many dedicated volunteers," Director of Communications at Bond Mike Wright said. "It is a genuine pleasure to be honoring such a diverse range of humanitarians and shining a light on these inspirational people and the incredible work they are doing."
The Bond International Development Awards form part of Bond Annual Conference, Europe's biggest international development event, bringing together diverse organisations and thinkers to share ideas and discuss emerging trends in the international development and humanitarian sectors.

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