Award Ceremony of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development
Friday 3 November 2017 from 6pm to 6.30pm, UNESCO HQ Room II
The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) rewards outstanding ESD projects and programmes worldwide. This year’s Prize will be awarded by UNESCO’s Director-General and the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to three organizations promoting ESD, respectively, at the local, regional and international level: Sihlengeni Primary School from the Republic of Zimbabwe; the social enterprise Zikra for Popular Learning from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and the NGO Hard Rain Project from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each of them will receive an award of USD 50,000.
Funded by the Government of Japan, the Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board in 2014 in the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). This is the third edition of the Prize. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception hosted by the Government of Japan.