The FAO Conference, at its Fourteenth Session
(November 1967), decided that in recognition of the
role of former Director General, Mr B.R. Sen in transforming
FAO from a study organization to a development agency,
a "B.R. Sen Award" be established, for presentation
at the beginning of each regular session of the Conference.
The Council, at its Fifty-first Session (October 1968),
agreed to the proposal that a yearly award be given
to the field officer who had made the most outstanding
contribution to the advancement of the country or
countries to which he or she had been assigned.
Any FAO field officer who has served under any of
the programmes operated by FAO during the year for
which the Award is made, is eligible for nomination.
This includes international field project officers,
national professional officers (NPOs), FAO officers
in regional and subregional offices, and FAO representatives.
Officers in this context refer to staff members in
the professional category.
In exceptional circumstances, nominations may be
based on service prior to the year for which an Award
is to be considered, either for service performed
no earlier than the previous biennium (in such cases,
although the Award is given for a specific year in
accordance with the Award schedule, the year for which
performance is being recognized will be indicated),
or for an overall career achievement. In the latter
case, part of that service has to have been performed
within the current biennium.
The winner receives USD 5 000, a medal engraved with
the name of the recipient and a scroll describing
his or her achievements presented at the ceremony
at FAO headquarters in Rome. A roundtrip fare to Rome
and associated travel expenses for the Award recipient
and spouse are also included.
For more information, please contact:
Ms M. Dowlatchahi
The Secretary of the B. R. Sen Award
Tel. +39 06 57052976