2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development


Entries are now accepted for the  2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development, all applicants are advised to ensure that they have complied with the eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification

About the Award: 

The prize, which is funded by the Government of Japan, consists of three annual awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient.

The Prize and award winners recognize the role of education in connecting the social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP) calls for scaling up of ESD action at all levels as a means of implementing all the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Prize was established by the Executive Board of UNESCO at its 195th session within the framework of the GAP on Education for Sustainable Development and officially announced at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD (10-12 November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan).




Sustainable development

Value of Award: 

USD 50,000 each

Eligible Countries


To be taken at (country): 




How to Apply: 

While completing the Form, please also keep in mind that the project/programme will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria above.

It is important to go through the Application instructions on the Program Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Application Deadline: 3rd May 2018

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider: UNESCO, Japan Government.


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