The Equator Prize 2020 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The winners will join a prestigious network of 245 leading community-based organizations from 81 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each Equator Prize winner will receive USD 10,000 and will be supported to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, in June 2020.

Your support is needed in two key areas:

  1. Nominate communities that are innovating and advancing creative solutions related to natural resource management, climate change and sustainable development
  2. Circulate this announcement [download hereamongst your partners and contacts, encouraging them to submit nominations and share the call for nominations with their  networks  

For further information, please visit You will find all the relevant information on eligibility requirements, selection criteria and how to nominate. Nominations can be submitted in eight different languages in their new online nomination system at

The nomination deadline is 9 January 2020.

Videos introducing the Equator Prize and past Equator Prize winners are available on their Vimeochannel here.