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Call for Applications!! ESD Okayama Award 2024

ESD Okayama Award 2024 | Call for Applications!!

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ESD Okayama Award 2024 | Call for Applications!!

Okayama City are now accepting applications for the ESD Okayama Award 2024, which recognizes outstanding ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) initiatives anywhere in the world.  They look forward to receiving your applications!

The ESD Okayama Award has been held since 2015 under the joint sponsorship of Okayama City and the ESD Okayama Award Steering Board, with the aim of honoring excellent examples of ESD in Japan and abroad, thereby supporting the activities of the award-winning project organizations and contributing to the spread of ESD activities.


  • The Global Prize of US $3,000 will be given to up two projects. The prize money is expected to be used to expand the project.

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  • Organizations based in any country, including Japan, implementing ESD activities in local
    communities are eligible to apply for the ESD Okayama Award.
  • Only one application per organization can be accepted.
  • Projects eligible for this award are ongoing and have been running for at least two years as of April 2024. Projects in the planning stages are not eligible.
  • The organizations that have won the ESD Okayama Award in the past cannot apply with the awardwinning projects, but can apply with other projects.

Also Check: Call For Proposals: The Research, Documentation, and Policy Engagement (RDPE) Programme 2024

Selection Criteria of ESD Okayama Award 2024

The ESD Okayama Award will be given to outstanding projects that can serve as global models contributing to promotion of ESD in local communities. Submitted projects will be reviewed by ESD experts based on the following criteria:

  • Vision: The project outlines local issues to realize a sustainable society, and the goals and objectives are clearly stated.
  • Collaboration: The project has a clear implementation structure with various collaborating stakeholders (individuals and organizations). 
  • Integration: The project integrates economic, environmental, and social dimensions. 
  • Innovation: The project demonstrates innovative approaches and methods to promote ESD. Status of Implementation : The project has a track record of activities and documentations including feedback and evaluation of audiences and stakeholders. 
  • Empowerment: The project takes educational approaches such as interactive methods for problem solving and promoting actions to shape a sustainable future. The project also leads to behavior change of individuals, including the transformation of values, attitudes and actions, and to the empowerment of local communities. 
  • Future Strategy:  The project is expected to be expanded in the future and bring positive influences to other communities as well. 

Application for ESD Okayama Award 2024

After reviewing the Application Guide, Submit the Application Form with required materials via e-mail to [email protected]

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline12 July,2024
OrganizerOkayama City
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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