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18.01.2017 - Education Sector

UNESCO opens nominations for 2017 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

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UNESCO is seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Endowed with a total of USD 150,000 to be divided between three recipients, the Prize aims to honour and showcase outstanding ESD projects and programmes worldwide.

UNESCO is now inviting the Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2017 edition of the Prize.

Nominations must be submitted 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 should contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

All nominations must be submitted online by 2 May 2017 (midnight, Paris time) at this link, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership. The three laureates will be announced by the Director-General of UNESCO in September.

The annual Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and was established in 2014 within the framework of the GAP. It was awarded for the first time in 2015.

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