Award Ceremony of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

© Mark Edwards/Hard Rain Project
Collecting water from newly installed pump - Burkina Faso.

Friday 3 November 2017 from 6pm to 6.30pm, UNESCO HQ Room II

The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) rewards outstanding ESD projects and programmes worldwide. This year’s Prize will be awarded by UNESCO’s Director-General and the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to three organizations promoting ESD, respectively, at the local, regional and international level: Sihlengeni Primary School from the Republic of Zimbabwe; the social enterprise Zikra for Popular Learning from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and the NGO Hard Rain Project from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each of them will receive an award of USD 50,000.

Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board in 2014 in the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). This is the third edition of the Prize. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception hosted by the Government of Japan.


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 03.11.2017 17:00 local time
End 03.11.2017 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Tereick, Miriam
Organizer UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Street 7 place Fontenoy
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 250
Official Website Education for Sustainable Development
Link 1 UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD
Link 2 Laureates of the 2017 ESD Prize
Link 3 Global Action Programme on
Link 4