The UNESCO Japan Prize on ESD- Education for Sustainable Development honors outstanding projects by individuals, institutions, and organizations related to ESD.The UNESCO- Japan Prize on ESD, which is funded by the Government of Japan, consists of three annual awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient. It was awarded for the first time by the DIrector-General of UNESCO in November 2015.
The three Japan Prize on ESD winners are selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of recommendations made by an international independent Jury consisting of five experts.
The Prize and award winners recognize the role of education in connecting the social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. It was established by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 195th session within the framework of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD and officially announced at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan). The GAP calls for scaling up of ESD action at all levels as a means of implementing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Japan Prize on ESD Award: USD 50,000 for each recipient
Nomination: Individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Nominations must focus on a specific ESD project or programme of the nominee, meeting the eligibility criteria.
Nominations can be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO by Governments of Member States via their Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO. Each Permanent Delegation or NGO can make up to three nominations for any edition of the Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Japan Prize on ESD Application:
Complete the Online Nomination Form. The nomination form must be completed online in English or French via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website at this link (for nominating entities only – the fields of the nomination form can be viewed here).
While completing the Form, please also keep in mind that the project/programme will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria.
Application Deadline: 3 May 2018
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