2017 award ceremony (Photo: Okayama City)

OKAYAMA: Call for Applications!! ‘ESD Okayama Award 2018’

The ‘ESD Okayama Award 2018’ is open for entry!

The award conducted by Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world to support the organizations carrying out ESD activities, and also showcase and promote ESD.


Organizations based in any country, including Japan, implementing ESD activities in local communities are eligible to apply for the Global Prize. 


US $3,000

Number of Award Winning Projects

The Global Prize will be given to up to two projects.

Award Ceremony

Award winners will be invited to the Award Ceremony on October 27, 2018 (Saturday) in Okayama, Japan, and will be requested to give a presentation on the project.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is Friday 29 June 2018, 17:00 (Japan Standard Time)

For details such as the application guidelines, forms and previous award-winning projects, visit Okayama City's website.

We sincerely look forward to receiving your application!!!


ESD Okayama Award Secretariat
(at ESD Promotion Division of Okayama City, Japan)
Tel:+81-(0)86-803-1351 Fax:+81-(0)86-803-1777
Contact Person: Ms. Miki Konishi, Mr. Hirohisa Iwata


ESD Okayama Award Steering Board and Okayama City
The ESD Okayama Award Steering Board is composed of the following organizations:

  • United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
  • UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education 
  • Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
  • Japan Council on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) 
  • The Goi Peace Foundation
  • Okayama ESD Promotion Commission

Newsbit contributed by ESD Promotion Division, Okayama City