Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in sub-Saharan Africa

04 Mar 2014

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The Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa nomination process is now open. The Prize will recognize and celebrate local grassroots organizations that are improving the livelihoods of rural communities in dryland ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa, through sustainable land management.

The Prize is funded by a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project implemented by OSISA, ENDA, and UNDP. The project seeks to improve the socio-economic development of rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa through sustainable land management (SLM), and to empower local grassroots organizations to participate in, and influence the implementation of, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), TerrAfrica and other SLM processes, programs and policies.

Ten winners will receive 5,000 USD and attend the award ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 17 June 2014. In addition, two or three winners will be eligible for “Special Recognition” for the Equator Prize for sustainable land management. They will receive 20,000 USD, and will be invited to the Equator Prize award ceremony to be held in New York on 22 September 2014.

Nominations must be submitted by March 22nd, 2014.

Nomination forms, the online nomination system, the eligibility requirements and selection criteria can all be found at: EQUATOR INITIATIVE