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 in sub-Saharan Africa to participate 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 will 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.
Nomination forms, the online nomination system, the eligibility requirements and selection criteria can be found at www.equatorinitiative.org.
Nominations may be submitted in the following languages: Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Swahili, and must be submitted by March 22nd, 2014.