UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation 2021 (100,000 US$ Prize)

Nomination deadline: 15 July 2021 at midnight (GMT+2, Paris time)

About the prize

Nominations are now open for the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation 2021. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of people, institutes or organizations in the management and protection of the environment, in line with the policies and objectives of UNESCO and in regard to the programs of the organization in this field.

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize Details

Nomination deadline: 15 July 2021 at midnight (GMT+2, Paris time)

Awarding institution: UNESCO

Funded by:  Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sultanate of Oman

Prize value

100,000 USD and a diploma will be presented to the winner(s) of the 2021 prize during the World Science Forum.

Candidates must have demonstrated an excellent contribution in one of the following areas:

  • Environmental and natural resources research;
  • Generation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials;
  • Environmental education and training;
  • Construction and management of protected areas, such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage site


  • The prize is open to all UNESCO member countries.
  • Governments of member countries, in consultation with UNESCO’s national commissions, as well as NGOs in official relationship with the institution can nominate an eligible candidate.

How can a candidate be nominated?

  • Eligible nominees must be nominated by the government of member states, non-governmental organizations that maintain official relationships with UNESCO and active if field under the umbrella of the prize.
  • Self-nominations are not acceptable.
  • Nominations may be in English or French language.

Nomination package

The nomination shall include a recommendation letter written in English or French that comprises:

  • Details of the candidate’s background and accomplishments;
  • An outline of the work or the results of the work, publications, and other supportive documents of underlying importance submitted for consideration;
  • A statement detailing the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives.
  • Besides, the nomination form should be filled out and attached to the email.

How to submit a nomination?

The nominating governments should send their nominations to: Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO, France through the following emails.

Submission email: mab@Unesco.org

CC: d.sdeeva-blanc@unesco.org

 Download nomination form in English.

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