5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

Organisation:  Japan Water Forum

Event Duration:  01 Mar . 2018--01 Mar . 2018

Last Date To Apply:  Not Available

5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize


The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize aims to find and develop grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world.

Since 2015 when countries of the United Nations agreed to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new thoughts and actions have been called for to each country and the international community.

We believe that in order to achieve the UN commitment to the SDGs, “no one left behind”, it is crucial not only to formulate political policies and discussions but also take on practical grass-roots activities to solve ongoing challenges, while also improving policy makers’ understanding and interest in such activities.

In this context, the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize honors a distinguished organization that has been working for solving critical water issues in developing countries, through which the Prize making a contribution to the grass-root activities as well as promoting and calling for the importance of problem-solving actions to many people and organizations ranging from those who are involved in adoption of political policies and play roles in international discussions to those striving for grass-roots activities.

The prize:

The winner of the prize will be awarded 2,000,000 JPY (approximately 18,000 USD*), which should be used by the winning organization for implementing their project. The winning organization is requested to describe the details of project in the application form for the prize and report on the project to Japan Water Forum.

*The total amount of the grant in UDS will fluctuate due to exchange rate.

Application period:

Applications will be accepted only between 1st August and 29st September 2017.

Announcement of decision on the prize winner will be made on February, 2018.

Eligibility for entry:

Any organization is eligible for the Prize with the exception of:

  • National governments
  • Local governments
  • Commercial corporations
  • Branch of International Aid Organization

Processes and schedule for selection

  • 1st screening process: evaluating the applications (October, 2017)
  • 2nd screening process: selecting the top 5 (November to December, 2017)
  •  Final screening process: selecting the winning organization (January, 2018)

Awarding of the Prize:

The Prize will be awarded at the opening ceremony or closing ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil, March of 2018. The representative of the winning organization will be invited to the ceremony to deliver a speech.

Contact and submit info:

Japan Water Forum

E-mail: office@waterforum.jp

6th Floor, 5-4 Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0015, Japan

Tel: +81(0)3-5645-8040 Fax: +81(0)3-5645-8041 URL: www.waterforum.jp/en/

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