Equator Prize 2014 Winners
The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce today the winners of the Equator Prize 2014. Each of these thirty-five initiatives represents outstanding local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
Following a global call for nominations, the Equator Initiative received a record-setting 1,234 nominations from 121 countries around the world. An extensive review process guided by our Technical Advisory Committee of international experts was undertaken over the last several months, concluding today with the announcement of the thirty-five winners.
While diverse in their innovations and areas of work, each winner demonstrates community-based, grassroots action to address environment, poverty and climate change challenges head-on. Twenty-six winners will be supported to attend a high-level awards ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York on Monday, September 22nd 2014 as a contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit.
Please find below summaries on each of the Equator Prize 2014 winners. Click the organization name for a description of the initiative.
Some Winners from Sub-Saharan Africa:
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