Deadline: April 31, 2021

Opportunity Description

UNESCO is accepting nominations for UNESCO – Japan  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Prize.  This prize, established in 2014, is funded by the government of Japan. Eligible applicants who meet the requirements can be nominated before the deadline and win the prize of USD 50,000. Applicants can nominate a project/program that should be innovative, integrated with Sustainable development, and be able to lead in individual and social change

UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Prize Details

Number of awards: 3

Award amounts: Each award $50,000

Deadline: April 31, 2021

Result Announcement: late September 2021

Award ceremony: November 2021

Location of the ceremony: Paris, France

Eligibility for nomination

Applicants who are one of the following:

  • Individuals
  • Institutions
  • Organizations
  • Or Other entities engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Meet the nomination eligibility criteria.

Selection criteria:

The project or program will be selected based on the criteria below:

  • Transformation: how the project is transformative and can lead to individual and social change. Promoting social entrepreneurship, supporting the people struggling against poverty, acting against climate change, and be able to bring a positive impact and change.
  • Integration: the project should be integrated with Sustainable development
  • Innovation: the project should be innovative in methodology, learning environment.
  • Currently in ongoing: be running for at least four years
  • Scalability and applicability
  • Impact

How to nominate for UNESCO ESD Prize:

The nomination form online should be submitted online.  The nomination can only be completed online by Permanent delegation to UNESCO, NGO in official partnership with UNESCO and/or national commission to UNESCO

For any query, please contact the secretariat of the prize:

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