2011: Call for applications for the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, July 28, 2011 0 comments
Closing Date: August 15, 2011: 
The Kyoto City and World Water Council are pleased to invite grass-roots organizations in developing countries to apply for the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize to be awarded on the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France in March 2012.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications. 

What is the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize?
As the host city of the 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto City aims to contribute to and cooperate in solving world water issues. The City hopes for the continued success of future World Water Forum and made a proposal to the World Water Council for an international Prize to honor an organization for the activities towards solving critical water issues at the grassroots level. Kyoto City and the World Water Council will collaborate on the preparation and the awarding of this Prize. The Prize aims to honor a distinguished organization whose long term and continual activities work towards the welfare of all citizens by addressing critical water issues at the grassroots level in their communities and regions.

The 1st Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
Presented at the 4th World Water Forum in 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico

The 2nd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
Presented at the 5th World Water Forum in 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey

The 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
Presented at the 6th World Water Forum in 2012 in Marseille, France
Organizers

Kyoto City

World Water Council
Sponsor
Soroptimist International of Kyoto
Secretariat
Japan Water Forum

Outline
Call for Applicants15th June to 15th August, 2011 (Deadline extended)
Award of the Prize3,000,000 JPY to 1 organization
Awarding ceremonyIn Marseille on the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum


1.What kind of activities will be valued?:
Grassroots-level activities that are implemented in practical and tangible ways, the projects that have a tangible effect that improves the water situation will be considered in priority. These activities may include (but are not limited to) projects (actual implementation), awareness-raising campaigns, and promotion of participatory process, on water related issues such as water supply and sanitation, water-related diseases, irrigation, drainage, dams, river and lake basins, wetlands, groundwater, poverty, gender and/or ethnic equity, capacity building, community participation, poverty reduction.

2.Eligibility for entry:
Any organization is eligible for the Prize with the exception of:

•National governments;
•Local governments;
•Commercial corporations;
•Secretariat of the World Water Council;
•Secretariat of the Japan Water Forum.

3.Selection procedure: August to October 2011

The 1st screening process: Screening the eligible applications
The 2nd screening process: Evaluating the applications
The 3rd screening process: Selecting top 30 by the secretariat with WWC
The 4th screening process: Selecting top 10 by the secretariat with WWC
The final screening process: Selecting one organization by the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize Committee

Award Ceremony:
The award of the Prize will be made at the 6th World Water Forum on March, 2012.

4.How to enter:

A duly filled in application form A, B and C must be submitted to the Secretariat of the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize (c/o: Japan Water Forum) by e-mail. The application is available only by e-mail (3rdkyotoprize@waterforum.jp). The form must be filled in English. Other languages are not acceptable.

Application Forms Guidlines for Application(84KB)
Application Form [A](53KB)
Application Form [B](51KB)
Application Form [C](494KB)

Submit and refer to:
Secretariat of the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
c/o: Japan Water Forum
Attn: Kaori Kondo (Ms.), Gregory Bardies (Mr.)
E-mail: 3rdkyotoprize@waterforum.jp

* The criteria to be used in evaluating activities are included in this document.
* Shipping cost will not be taken in charge by the Secretariat of the 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.
* Materials submitted for entry will not be returned. They might be used or published partially or wholly by the Secretariat.

Source: http://www.waterforum.jp


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