The Equator Prize 2014 – Call for Nominations Open!

The Equator Prize 2014 – Call for Nominations Open!

Deadline: March 22, 2014

Nominations are now open for The Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. This is a global search for local sustainable development solutions.

Equator Prize 2014 winners will each receive $5,000 (USD), with several selected for ‘special recognition’ and an additional $15,000 (USD). Representatives of winning communities will be supported to participate in a series of events held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled for September 2014 in New York.

Beyond the monetary award, the Equator Prize is aimed to validate and raise the profile of its recipients both domestically and internationally as a model for sustainable development.


In order to be eligible for the Equator Prize 2014, nominees must:

  • Have been in operation for at least 3 years
  • Be a community-based or local group, operating in a rural area
  • Be located within a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), excluding countries with a high level of development
  • Click here for a list of eligible countries and for additional eligibility requirements.

Nominations may be submitted for:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Community-based enterprises
  • Indigenous groups
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Women’s groups
  • Youth groups
  • Initiatives associated with a community-conserved area or other biological reserve

Winning initiatives will have improved community wellbeing and local livelihoods through sustainable natural resource management and/or environmental conservation of land based and/or marine resources.

Please review the selection criteria and FAQs for more information.

For more information, click here.