Date/Deadline: 26 Feb, 2024

The Equator Prize, presented by the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative, honors and celebrates outstanding community efforts in reducing poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This prestigious biennial award shines a spotlight on local and indigenous groups across the tropics, recognizing their contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Winners are selected based on impactful, innovative, scalable, and resilient initiatives that reduce inequalities, promote social inclusion, and advance gender equality. With a focus on indigenous peoples and local communities, the Equator Prize fosters a global movement of local successes, demonstrating sustainable development on an international stage.

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