The award is worth 150 million kwacha. NRWB has been recognised for successfully implementing the Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project.
Speaking in Blanyre when he announced the award, the Minister of Irrigation and Water Development Charles Mchacha hailed the NRWB for putting the country on map through it's hard work and commitment.
The Minister has therefore urged other players in the water sector to emulate the shining example that is the Northern Region Waterboard.
The Prince Talai International Prize for Human Development is awarded annually by AGFUND with the aim of encouraging innovation and creativity in human development.
The idea of the Prize is stemmed from AGFUND’s approach to enhance development performance and support key development projects in order to achieve the goal of sustainability and investment in people.
Northern Region Waterboard is expected to officially receive the award in October this year in Geneva Switzerland. This is the first time for a Malawian organisation to receive such an award since it's inception in 1999.