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For outstanding contributions during country assignments

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
Chief, TCDM
The Secretary of the B. R. Sen Award
Tel. +39 06 57052976
Email: TC-BR-SEN-AWARD@fao.org

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