2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize For Outstanding Projects In Education For Sustainable Development

Applications are currently been submitted for the 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize for outstanding projects in Education for Sustainable Development, eligible persons are by this notice encouraged to hurry and apply for this program as soon as possible.

About:

UNESCO has launched the fourth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programs with US$ 50,000 each.

Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2020 edition.

Type:

Prize/Awards

Field:

education sustainable development

Eligible countries:

All

To be Taken in:

Japan

Eligibility:

  • Individuals, institutions, organizations, or other entities engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
  • Nominations must focus on a specific ESD project or program of the nominee, meeting the eligibility criteria.

Requirements:

  • Nominations must be written in English or French and need to focus on a specific ESD project or program 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 are advised to contact the National Commission for UNESCO in their country or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.
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Application Procedure:

Complete the Online Nomination Form

The nomination form must be completed online in English or French via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website at this link (for nominating entities only – the fields of the nomination form can be viewed here).

  • Nominations must be completed online by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official account.
  • It is possible for National Commissions to UNESCO to access and complete the online form. However, any nomination by a National Commission will need to be submitted by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the respective Member State. An automatic notification message will be sent to the official e-mail address of the Delegation to this end.
  • If a National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO wishes that the form be completed electronically by the nominees, UNESCO can provide the nominees access to the platform. A request should be sent to esdprize@unesco.org(link sends e-mail). After completion of the online form by the nominee, the concerned National Commission and Permanent Delegation will receive a notification e-mail and can review the nomination before the Permanent Delegation submits to UNESCO.
  • Attention should be paid to presenting the project/program of the nominee in a clear and structured way, following the instructions given in the form.
  • All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
  • While completing the form, please also keep in mind that the project/program will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria.
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2. Submit the Online Nomination Form

  • Nominations have to be submitted in the online system by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or the NGO by midnight of 30 April 2021 (UTC+1, Paris time).
  • Kindly note that each Permanent Delegation or NGO may not submit more than three nominations.

For any questions regarding the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD or the submission process, please contact the Secretariat of the Prize at the Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship of UNESCO: esdprize@unesco.org(link sends e-mail).

Application Deadline: 30 April 2022 (midnight, Paris time).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

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