Equator Prize 2015 Eligibility Requirements
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In order to be eligible for the Equator Prize 2015, nominees must:

  • Have been in operation for at least 3 years
  • Be a community-based or local group, operating in a rural area
  • Be located within a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), excluding countries with a high level of development (see list of eligible countries below)


Eligible Initiatives

  • Community-based organizations
  • Community-based enterprises and cooperatives
  • Community-based initiatives associated with conserved areas or other biological reserves
  • Indigenous groups
  • Women's groups
  • Youth groups
  • Non-governmental organizations

For more detailed information on eligible initiatives, visit our FAQ page.

Eligible Countries

Nominated initiatives must be located in one of the following countries. Click the region to expand:

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Albania                  

Georgia                       

Montenegro  

Turkmenistan

Armenia

Kazakhstan

Moldova

Ukraine

Azerbaijan

Kosovo

Serbia

Uzbekistan

Belarus

Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Turkey

 

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria

Iraq

Morocco

Syria    

Djibouti

Jordan

Palestinian Territories

Tunisia

Egypt

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

Yemen

Eritrea

Lebanon

Somalia

 

Iran

Libya

Sudan

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda

Cuba

Honduras

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Argentina

Dominica

Jamaica

Suriname

Barbados

Dominican Republic

Mexico

Trinidad and Tobago

Belize

Ecuador

Nicaragua

Uruguay

Bolivia

El Salvador

Panama

Venezuela

Brazil

Grenada

Paraguay

 

Chile

Guatemala

Peru

 

Colombia

Guyana

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

Costa Rica

Haiti

Saint Lucia

 

Asia and the Pacific

Afghanistan

Kiribati

Nepal

Thailand

Bangladesh

Laos

Niue

Timor-Leste

Bhutan

Malaysia

Pakistan

Tonga

Cambodia

Maldives

Palau

Tuvalu

China

Marshall Islands

Papua New Guinea

Vanuatu

Cook Islands        

Micronesia, Federated States of

Philippines

Viet Nam

Fiji

Mongolia

Samoa

 

India

Myanmar

Solomon Islands

 

Indonesia

Nauru

Sri Lanka

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola

Cote d'Ivoire

Malawi

Sierra Leone       

Benin

Equatorial Guinea         

Mali

South Africa 

Botswana

Ethiopia

Mauritania

South Sudan      

Burkina Faso

Gabon

Mauritius

Swaziland

Burundi

Gambia

Mozambique  

Tanzania

Cameroon

Ghana

Namibia   

Togo

Cape Verde

Guinea

Niger

Uganda

Central African Republic

Guinea-Bissau

Nigeria

Zambia

Chad

Kenya

Rwanda

Zimbabwe

Comoros

Lesotho

Sao Tome and Principe    

 

Congo, Democratic  
Republic of the                 

Liberia

Senegal                       

 

Congo, Republic of

Madagascar 

Seychelles