How to Apply
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Applications shall be submitted online.
– The forms must be filled out in English. Forms or languages other than the designated ones will not be accepted.
– Application forms submitted for entry will not be returned.
– To get guidelines for the prize, please visit above online form.
Before submitting your application to the prize, please read through the guidelines.
Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2024
Japan Water Forum starts to call for application for the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2024.
The winner of the prize will receive 2,000,000 JPY (Approximately 14,000 USD (currently) , depending on fluctuating exchange rates).
We became aware of Kyotoʼs resilience and its long history of development, where people pursued creativity through cultural exchange and at the same time valued harmony between tradition and innovation. We came to the conclusion that activities harmonized with unique social and cultural dimensions in the project area, would ultimately lead to sustainable development. Based on such a belief, the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was created to honor a distinguished organization involved in grass-roots activities related to solving water problems in developing countries. It also aims to improve the quality of grass-roots activities and make the importance of such activities known throughout the world.
Deadline for submission
2:59 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023 (UTC)
Kyoto City, World Water Council and Japan Water Forum
Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was created to honor a distinguished organization involved in grass-roots activities related to solving water problems in developing countries.
List of past winners
The First Prize in 2006: Gram Vikas (India)
The Second Prize in 2009: Watershed Organization Trust (India)
The Third Prize in 2012: Katosi Women Development Trust (Uganda)
The Fourth Prize in 2015: Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) (Nepal)
The Fifth Prize in 2018: Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse (Togo)
The Sixth Prize in 2022: Pragati (India)
(Reported by Yuta Tsunemune, Manager)