UNESCO-Japan Prize 2018 for outstanding projects in Education for Sustainable Development (US$ 50,000 prize)

Application Deadline: 3rd May 2018 (midnight, Paris time).

UNESCO has launched the fourth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes with US$ 50,000 each.

Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2018 edition.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Nominations must be written in English or French and need to focus on a specific ESD project or programme of the nominee.
  • They will be assessed by an independent jury of five international experts on the basis of their potential for transformation, integration and innovation.
  • Projects must have been running for at least four years, already show evidence of a high impact, be easily replicable and scalable and contribute to one or more of the five Priority Action Areas of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).
  • Self-nominations are not accepted. Interested candidates are advised to contact the National Commission for UNESCO in their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

Application Procedure:

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).
  • Nominations must be completed online by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official account.
  • It is possible for National Commissions to UNESCO to access and complete the online form. However, any nomination by a National Commission will need to be submitted by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the respective Member State. An automatic notification message will be sent to the official e-mail address of the Delegation to this end.
  • If a National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO wishes that the form be completed electronically by the nominees, UNESCO can create a UNESTEAMS account for each nominee. A request should be sent to esdprize@unesco.org (link sends e-mail) before 14 April 2017. After completion of the online form by the nominee, the concerned National Commission and Permanent Delegation will receive a notification e-mail and can review the nomination before the Permanent Delegation submits to UNESCO.
  • Attention should be paid to presenting the project/programme of the nominee in a clear and structured way, following the instructions given in the form.
  • All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
  • 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.

2. Submit the Online Nomination Form

  • Nominations have to be submitted in the online system by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or the NGO by midnight of 3 May 2018 (UTC+1, Paris time).
  • Kindly note that each Permanent Delegation or NGO may not submit more than three nominations.

For any questions regarding the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD or the submission process, please contact the Secretariat of the Prize at the Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship of UNESCO: esdprize@unesco.org (link sends e-mail).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

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