At the invitation of Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP Administrator, and Timothy E. Wirth, Chairman of the United Nations Foundation, and on behalf of all the members of the Equator Initiative partnership, eight distinguished, international figures have come together to form the Jury    for the Equator Prize 2002.

This Jury represents an extraordinary body of expertise and experience in environment, development and in community as well as international issues. The Jury will select the six winners of the Equator Prize 2002 from a subset of extraordinary programmes, drawn from the pool    of 420 nominations by the Technical Advisory Committee.

The results of the Jury's deliberations were presented at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, where representatives    of the winning communities were awarded the Equator Prize 2002.

H.E. Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez
Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress
Nobel Peace Laureate

H.R. H. Princess Basma Bint Talal

Royal Hashemite Fund for Human Development, Jordan

Prof. Calestous Juma

Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Program
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Chancellor, University of Guyana

Ms. Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro
President, IUCN - The World Conservation Union

Mrs. GraÂa Machel
President, Mozambique National Commission for UNESCO

Mrs. Rigoberta Menchu Tum
President, Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation
Nobel Peace Laureate

Dr. Emil Salim
Chairman, Preparatory Committee for the WSSD
Chairman, Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation

Prof.  M.S. Swaminathan
UNESCO Cousteau Chair in Ecotechnology
Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation