UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation 66 views

Type of Funding

Prize

Frequency

Biennial

Description

The 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation is inviting nominations of individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations who have contributed to environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas including, in relation to sustainable tourism, such as Biosphere Reserves, natural World Heritage sites and UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Benefits

The Prize is awarded every 2 years. The 2019 Prize award is US$100,000, a donation graciously made by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman. The award will be given at a ceremony that will take place during the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary, from 20 to 23 November 2019.

Eligibility

Nominees must be individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations, who have made significant contribution to the management or preservation of the environment consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, which is, environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites.

Nominations for the Prize can only be made by UNESCO Members States with consultation of their National Commissions, and by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO, and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize.

Other interested NGOs, research institutions, universities and individuals, are not eligible to make nominations directly to UNESCO. If they wish to do so, they have to propose their candidate to their country National Commission for UNESCO, which may or may not select it as its formal candidature.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Application

Nominations are to be made online by 15 July 2019.

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