Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic Conference of the Environment Ministers in 2019.

A new fifth category was included in this edition and concerns the “Islamic Green City Excellence Award“. The Award aims at consolidating the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit. The total value of the Award amounts to US$ 195,000 in addition to shields and certificates. Three winners will be selected for each of the following categories:
● First Category: Best research, achievement or practice;
● Second Category: Best practice projects or activities in the public sector;
● Third Category: Best practice projects or activities in the private sector;
● Fourth Category: Best leading practices of public-interest and non-governmental organizations;
● Fifth Category: Best Environmentally-Friendly Islamic City;

Donor Name: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)
Funding name: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)

Deadline: 31st, December, 2018

Funding details link: http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2018/04/02/launch-of-application-for-the-award-of-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-for-environmental-management-in-the-islamic-world-2018-2019-edition/

Funding limit: The total value of the Award is US$280,000 (two hundred and eighty thousand US dollars) covering the four categories. Three winners shall be selected for each category.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Criteria for the best research or achievement in the field of environment and sustainable development:
 The importance of the subject or achievement regarding the environment and sustainable development.
 The scientific findings and the possibility to build on them in the field of the environment and sustainable development in the Member States or beyond.
● Criteria for the best practice in environment and sustainable development projects or activities in the public sector in the Member States:
 It should have a clear impact on the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the health, economic, social and cultural environment.
 It should be original and distinct from the ordinary functions of public or specialized institutions in any country, in such a way as to be innovative in saving or safeguarding the resources or improving developmental outcomes through management methods, used techniques etc.
● Criteria for the best practice in environment and sustainable development projects or activities in the private sector in the Member States:
 It should have a clear impact on the institution’s relation with the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the environmental rights of the institution staff, customers etc.
 It should be innovative and reflective of a special effort to trigger interest in the environmental and developmental dimension of management as well as the sense of environmental citizenship within the institution in terms of the sustainable management of its functions.
 It should showcase the impact of practice on the marketing of the institution products and competitive edge as well as the satisfaction of consumers and the staff of the institution.
● Criteria for the best leading practices or activities in the environment and sustainable development in non-governmental organizations that can be replicated in the Member States:
 It should have a clear impact on the environment and sustainable development in their various fields both in terms of protection of natural resources from depletion and pollution and in terms of bringing about the desired impact on the health, economic, social and cultural environment.
 It should nurture the sense of entrepreneurship and volunteering in citizens.
 It should have an impact on the local administration and  decision-making and  help  foster  environmental  and developmental partnership in the local community.
● Criteria for the Islamic Green City Excellence Award:
 The selection of the candidate city for the Islamic Green City Excellence Award is assessed on the basis of specific criteria covering the following major areas:
 Clean, Sustainable and Smart Transport;
 Green and Smart Buildings;
 Sustainable Energy Use and Conservation;
 Water and Wastewater Management and Recycling;
 Waste Management and Recycling;
 Sustainable Land Management and Urban Forestry;
 Ambient Air Quality and Acoustic Environment;
 Nature and Biodiversity Preservation;
 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=73117803.u35Oclt04dWMJWK5
● First Category : Best research, achievement or practice ; http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2015/10/07/best-research/
● Second Category : Best practice projects or activities in the public sector ; http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2015/10/07/best-practice-in-the-public-sector/
● Third Category : Best practice projects or activities in the private sector ; http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2015/10/07/best-practice-in-the-private-sector/
● Fourth Category : Best leading practices of public-interest and non-governmental organizations ; http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2015/10/07/pilot-practice-in-non-governmental-organizations/
● Fifth Category : Best Environmentally-Friendly Islamic City ; http://www.ksaaem.org/en/2018/03/22/islamic-green-city-excellence-award/

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=73117803.u35Oclt04dWMJWK5).

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