UNESCO calls for nominations for 2016 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development
The annual UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and was established in 2014 within the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). It was awarded for the first time in November 2015 to three organizations from Germany, Indonesia and Guatemala and El Salvador.
UNESCO is now inviting the Permanent Delegations of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO to submit up to three nominations each for the 2016 edition of the Prize.
This Prize is endowed with USD 50,000 for each of the three recipients, honouring and showcasing outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations engaged in ESD.
Nominations must be submitted in English or French and need to focus on a specific ESD project or programme of the candidate. They will be assessed by an independent jury of 5 international experts on the basis of their potential for transformation, integration and innovation. In addition, projects must already be running for at least 2 years, show evidence of a high impact, be easily replicable and scalable and contribute to one or more of the 5 Priority Action Areas of the GAP (advancing policy; transforming learning and training environments; building capacities of educators and trainers; empowering and mobilizing youth; accelerating sustainable solutions at local level). Self-nominations are not accepted.
The deadline for submission is 30 April 2016 (midnight Paris time). The nomination process takes place online here. The 3 laureates will be announced in September 2016. For more information about 2016 Selection Process click here.