The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development honours individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities for outstanding projects or programmes in the field of Education for Sustainable Development.
The Prize was established by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 195th session, and officially announced at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan). It consists of three annual awards of US $50,000 for each recipient, and was awarded for the first time in November 2015.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
The three winners will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of recommendations made by an independent international jury, consisting of five experts from all geographical regions. To be eligible, the project/programme of the nominee must:
have already been running for at least four years
show presence of evidence of results and a high impact relative to the invested resources
be replicable and scalable
contribute to one or more of the five Priority Action Areas of the GAP (advancing policy; transforming learning and training environments; building capacities of educators and trainers; empowering and mobilizing youth; accelerating sustainable solutions at local level).
Nominations have to be submitted in the online system http://unesco.org/esd by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or the NGO by midnight of 30 April 2019 (UTC+1, Paris time). Kindly note that each Permanent Delegation or NGO may not submit more than three nominations.
You will find detailed information on http://unesco.org/esd