The Equator Prize

The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme, is awarded biennially to recognize outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

To be eligible for the Equator Prize, the following requirements apply:

• 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.

• The nominee must be either a local community-based group, operating in a rural area, based in a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (for a list of eligible countries, see the list below); or an indigenous peoples’ community in any country, operating in a rural area.

• The actions taken must be nature-based, and must deliver benefits related to two or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Grant size: USD 10,000

Deadline: 5 April 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Environment
  • Development
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