Bonayan recently received the Bangladesh Innovation Award 2021 under the Best Innovation- SDG Inclusion category.
The virtual award ceremony was organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum, read a press release.
In the third edition, Bangladesh Innovation Award 2021 provided accolades under 14 major categories and 12 sub-categories.
The award recognised Bonayan's continued efforts over the past 40 years to increase the amount of tree-covered land area in the country to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15.
Since its inception in 1980, Bonayan has distributed more than 11 crore saplings of medicinal, fruit and timber plants each year, which helps more than 30,000 beneficiaries annually.
According to a renowned research firm, Bonayan's influence has widened horizons beyond environmental upliftment and made beneficiaries more financially independent. Throughout the years, Bonayan has worked closely with government and private institutions to increase the tree-covered land area across the country to support SDG 15 on Life on Land.
Each year, Bonayan distributes 50 lakh healthy saplings to beneficiaries across the country. Despite the global pandemic, Bonayan continued its efforts to plant 50 lakh saplings throughout 2020 and successfully celebrated its 40th anniversary.
For its exemplary contributions, Bonayan was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's National Award four times and the Chief Advisor's National Award once.
Its afforestation programme also bags more than twenty district and upazila level awards every year. Apart from this, Bonayan has also been awarded the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award on Green Leadership by Enterprise Asia.
Some of the notable projects of Bonayan programme are visible at: Lalon Shah Bridge, Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport, Lama Alikadam Highway, Rohingya camps, Mirinja point – Lama, Kushtia-Jessore Highway, the GK Project, the Jamuna Bridge, the Kushtia by-pass road, etc.