Call for ESD Okayama Award 2020 Edition

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Call for ESD Okayama Award 2020 Edition

Okayama City (Japan) and the ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Okayama Award Steering Board organize ESD Okayama Award 2020 Edition !

In Okayama, since the establishment of the ‘Okayama ESD Project’ in 2005, diverse stakeholders have been working together to promote ESD in the region. With this purpose, Okayama City launched the ‘ESD Okayama Award’ in 2015 and calls for 2020 Edition.

The Award aims to showcase good practices worldwide. ESD is a key enabler to achieving of all targets of SDGs therefore it also aims for further advancing SDGs.

The ESD Okayama Award Steering Board is composed of the following organizations

• United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

• UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

• Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)

• Japan Council on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD J)

• The Goi Peace Foundation

• Okayama ESD Promotion Commission


- Organizations based in any country, including Japan implementing ESD activities in local communities are eligible to apply for the Global Prize.

- Only one application per organization can be accepted

- Projects which received the Global Prize in the past are not eligible

- The organization whose project received the Global Award in the past can apply for this Award
with other projects

- The project should have already been running for a t least two years at April 2020


-Vision : Project outlines local issues and objectives are clearly stated

-Collaboration : Project has a implementation structure with various collaborating stakeholders (individuals and organizations).

-Integration : Project integrates environmental, social, and economic dimensions of ESD .

-Empowerment : Project takes educational approaches such as interactive methods for problem solving and promoting actions to shape a sustainable future Project also leads to behavior change of individuals , including the transformation of values, attitudes and actions, and to the empowerment of local communities.

-Innovation : The project demonstrates an innovative approach to ESD

- Future Strategy : Project is expected to be developed and expanded in the future and it will bring positive influences to other
communities as well.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : 31 JULY 2020 (Friday), 17.00 (Japan Standard Time)

Complete the Application Form here

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