UNDP Equator Prize Opens Nominations

The Equator Initiative has recently opened nominations for the biennial Equator Prize, which “recognizes outstanding local efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.”  According to iGovernment, the prize “showcases some of the most innovative community work of the present generation and is critical in emphasizing the strong connection between local solutions and international environmental policy-making.” 

In each cycle, prizes are awarded to community organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  In prior years, Equator Prize finalists/winners have included the following organizations from India (more after the jump): Continue reading