Nominations Open for Equator Prize 2017! Recognizing Community and Indigenous Initiatives to Advance Nature-Based Solutions

Deadline: 8 March 2017

The Equator Initiative has announced a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017 that will recognize outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.

The Prize winners will feature innovative solutions related to protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, such as food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction.

Crosscutting Issues

  • Advocacy for land and water rights
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Gender equality

Prize Information

  • Each winning community will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2017, culminating in an award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week.
  • Beyond the monetary award, the Equator Prize is aimed to validate and raise the profile of its recipients both domestically and internationally as a model for sustainable development.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Equator Prize 2017, the following requirements apply:

  • The initiative must have been in existence for at least three years, and/or the actions taken must have been in place for at least three years.
  • The nominee must be either a local community-based group, operating in a rural area, based in a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (for a list of eligible countries, see the list below); or an indigenous peoples’ community in any country, operating in a rural area.
  • The actions taken must be nature-based, and must deliver benefits related to two or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Eligible Initiatives

  • Community-based associations or organizations
  • Community-based enterprises and cooperatives
  • Women’s associations or organizations
  • Indigenous or ethnic minority groups or associations
  • Youth groups or associations
  • Non-governmental organizations

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries

For more information, please visit Equator Prize 2017.

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