The Equator Prize 2014 will recognize twenty-five local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Profiles of past Equator Prize winners can be found here.
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.
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
Please review our eligibility requirements, selection criteria and FAQs for more information.
The Equator Prize 2014 call for nominations will be open from January 22 – March 22, 2014. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.
Nominations may be submitted directly by the initiative, by a partner organization, or by any third party that is familiar with the activities and achievements of the initiative. Nominators are encouraged, where possible, to quantify results and include data which demonstrates impacts and positive changes in socio-economic and environmental conditions.
Online nominations are strongly encouraged and can be completed at the link below.
For those who have difficulty accessing the online system, nomination forms may be downloaded:
, by fax to +1 212 906-5657 or by post to Equator Initiative, 304 East 45th Street, FF-614 New York, NY 10017 USA.