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Equator Prize 2017 launches global search for nature-based solutions for local development

The ninth cycle of the Equator Prize will focus on local and indigenous groups in rural areas that have developed innovative solutions to protecting, restoring or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development. Photo: Nicky Aina / Madagascar

Call for Nominations: This ninth cycle of the Equator Prize, which is a UNDP-led partnership, will focus on local and indigenous groups in rural areas that have developed innovative solutions to protecting, restoring or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, including food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. Crosscutting themes of the Equator Prize 2017 include advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality. The selection of winners will highlight replicability and scalability of community initiatives to achieve progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

For detailed information on nomination and selection criteria, and to submit nominations, please visitwww.equatorinitiative.org

Contact informationJamison Ervin, Manager, Global Biodiversity Programme, Email: jamison.ervin@undp.org Tel: +1 646 781 4023Sangita Khadka, Communications Specialist, UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, Email:sangita.khadka@undp.org Tel : +1 212 906 5043

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http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/02/08/call-for-nominations-equator-prize-2017-launches-global-search-for-nature-based-solutions-for-local-development/

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