Within the framework of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development honours outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities engaged in ESD activities.
The Prize was established by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 195th session, and officially announced at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan). The Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2015. Generously funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize consists of three annual awards of US $50,000 for each recipient.
2015 Selection Process
June-July 2015: International Jury Meeting
August-September 2015: Announcement of the Prize Winners
November 2015 (tbc): Award ceremony
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Who can be nominated?
Individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities engaged in ESD. Nominations must focus on a specific project or programme of the nominee.
Who can submit nominations?
Nominations should be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO by governments of Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO. Each government or non-governmental organization can make up to three nominations. Self-nomination cannot be considered.
How to send nominations:
1. Complete the Nomination Form
Kindly complete the ESD Prize Nomination Form in English
You can attach relevant supporting materials (e.g. publications) to the Nomination Form. Supporting materials should be less than twenty pages in total.
The Nomination Form must be accompanied by a written recommendation in support of the nominee by the nominating party. Self-nomination cannot be considered. Only governments of Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO can make nominations.
While completing the Form, please also keep in mind that the project/programme will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria.
2. Submit the Nomination Form
Submit the Nomination Form and any supporting materials to UNESCO via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The documents must be received by UNESCO by 31 May 2015.
Nominations can only be accepted from the official email accounts of Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO.
Supporting documents, if not attached to the nomination email, should be duplicated five times and sent by post to the following address:
Section of Education for Sustainable Development
Division for Teaching, Learning and Content
7 Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP