Wednesday, 5 March 2014

UNDP has launched the Equator Prize 2014 call for nominations!

Awarded every two years, the Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

The Equator Prize 2014 will honor twenty-five (25) local initiatives working to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Attached for your reference is the call for nominations in English, however you can also download this document in multiple languages including: Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai by clicking here.

This cycle of the award has the theme local climate action and special recognition will be awarded in:

o Smallholder agriculture and food security

o Forest management (including REDD+)

o Sustainable land management

o Ecosystem restoration

o Sustainable energy

o Water security

o Disaster risk reduction

Nomination forms, our online nomination system, a promotional video, eligibility requirements and selection criteria can all be found at www.equatorinitiative.org. Nomination materials are available in 16 different languages here. The deadline for nominations is March 22, 2014.