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IMC Wins British Expertise Award for best Non-physical Project

IMC Worldwide is delighted to be recognised at the 2019 British Expertise Awards for the Rural Access Programme in Nepal.

Tuesday 23 April 2019, Suraj Rana

On Wednesday 17th April, leading organisations gathered at the Royal Kensington Hotel in London for the British Expertise International 2019 Awards ceremony to celebrate the best of British expertise on the world stage.

The prestigious event drew together a wide variety of different sectors and industries from trade to architecture to international development. His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester, and the Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade, awarded the prizes.

IMC Worldwide won the Non-Physical Project Award for the Rural Access Programme (RAP) CONNECT programme – an economic development initiative part of the UK Aid-funded programme.

Since 1999 IMC Worldwide has built more than 1,000 kilometres of roads connecting Nepal’s poor rural communities to services such as markets, healthcare and education. The CONNECT component boosted the economy in the remote Mid and Far West of Nepal by forging a range of partnerships between the private sector, banks, multinationals, micro, small and medium enterprises and farmers.  It resulted in sustainable businesses that provide incomes for thousands of households.

Suraj Rana, Regional Director for South and Southeast Asia, collected the award on behalf of IMC. He said:

“Congratulations to all those who have successfully implemented the programme! It is a proud moment for all of us.”

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Learn more about our award winning project with this article on the women behind RAP 3 Connect.

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