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2017.08.01

Grass-roots Activities

5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is now open for Applications!

What is the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize?
The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. The first Kyoto World Water Grant Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto as host of the 3rd World Water Forum in 2003. It was first awarded on the occasion of the 4th World Water Forum.

From 4th edition of the prize, the Japan Water Forum, which organized the 3rd World Water Forum, has taken over the City of Kyoto's role in awarding the prize to an organization which is contributing to and cooperating in solving water problems around the world.


5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
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.

Any non-profit organizations that have long been striving for solving critical water issues at the grass-roots level can apply for the Prize.

Outlines

Co-organizers World Water Council (WWC) and Japan Water Forum (JWF)
Corporate sponsors Japanese companies
Prize 2,000,000 JPY (approximately 18,000 USD) to 1 organization
*The total amount of the grant in USD will fluctuate due to exchange rate.
Application period August 1st to September 29th, 2017
*Announcement of decision on the prize winner will be made on February, 2018.
Awarding ceremony 8th World Water Forum in Brazil (March, 2018)

Guidelines for the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize (PDF)
Application Form for the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize (Word)
*To apply for the prize, please read through the guidelines beforehand and use the prescribed application form.


Laureates of the Past Prizes
The 1st Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, 2006
Gram Vikas, India
http://gramvikas.org/

The 2nd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, 2009
Watershed Organization Trust, India
http://www.wotr.org/

The 3rd Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, 2012
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT), Uganda
https://www.katosi.org/

The 4th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, 2015
Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Nepal
http://enpho.org/


Contact and submit info
Japan Water Forum
Tel: +81-(0)3-5645-8040
office[at]waterforum.jp ※Please change [at] to @

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