Announcing the Equator Prize 2017 Winners 

Fifteen communities advancing nature-based local solutions for sustainable development

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of the Equator Prize 2017. Each of these fifteen initiatives represents outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.

Following a global call for nominations, the Equator Initiative received a 806 nominations from 120 countries around the world. An extensive review process guided by our Technical Advisory Committee of international experts was undertaken over the last several months.

While diverse in their innovations and areas of work, each winner demonstrates community-based, grassroots action to address environment, poverty and climate change challenges head-on. All the winners attended the high-level award ceremony in New York in September 17 2017.

Please find below summaries on each of the Equator Prize 2017 winners. hover over the organization name for a description of the initiative.

Meet the winners



Sub-Saharan Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Asia and the Pacific


Note: The boundaries shown and the designations used on the above map and included in lists, tables and documents on this website do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.


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