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:
The Association sees itself as a national forum for the promotion of strategies and programs of adult education with a particular focus on literacy learning, basic education, further vocational training, and continuing civic education.