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2021 Equator Prize: Solving our Planetary Crisis - Call for Nominations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 9, 2021
2021 Equator Prize logo
2021 Equator Prize logo

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative has announced its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2021 on the eve of the Earth Day.

This 12th cycle of the UNDP Equator Prize will focus on local communities and Indigenous groups in rural areas that have developed innovative, nature-based solutions for sustainable food systems to fight climate change and loss of biodiversity, towards advancing a green economy.

The Equator Initiative is a UNDP-led partnership that brings together the UN, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Under the theme of ‘Solving our Planetary Crisis’, winning initiatives will be honoured under three thematic priorities:
• Action on Sustainable Food Systems;
• Action on Climate;
• Action on Nature and Green Economy.

Special consideration will be given to nominees working on ecosystem integrity and intactness, water security, disaster risk reduction, advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality.

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To be eligible for the Equator Prize 2021:
1. The initiative must have been in existence for at least three years, and / or the actions taken must have been in place for at least three years.
2. The nominee must be either a local community-based initiative, operating in a rural area, based in a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme; or an initiative led by Indigenous peoples in any country, operating in a rural area.
3. The actions taken by the nominee must be nature-based, and must deliver benefits related to two or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Each Equator Prize winner will receive USD 10,000 and will be supported to participate virtually in a series of policy dialogues and special events in the Fall of 2021.

Nominations must be submitted by 10 May 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 27
Apr 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 28
Apr 28

Thanks, Ana.