King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award: Call for application until 30 September 2020! - CLOSED

King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award: Call for application until 30 September 2020! - CLOSED

9 Jul 2020

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Starting from 2018, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) supported by the Kingdom of Thailand would like to give recognition to individuals or institutions that organize successful and impactful World Soil Day (WSD) celebrations. 

 

The World Soil Day Award (WSDA) comes in the form of a medal, a USD 15,000 cheque and a trip to Thailand

 

WHO CAN APPLY 
• The Award may be granted to individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations, academia, colleges and universities, or any other entities who have made extraordinary efforts to organize a celebration with high impact 

• The WSD event should be in accordance with the official World Soil Day theme of that year’s campaign and have taken place between 1 and 15 December of the previous year (i.e. the WSD award 2018 refers to the WSD17 event).

 

HOW TO APPLY 

• Download and complete the report template of the World Soil Day Celebration (http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/wsd-award/en/) and submit it to the Global Soil Partnership Secretariat in any of the official UN languages(GSP-Secretariat@fao.org) 

• The report can be completed with any relevant material supporting the candidature (photographs, videos, communication material or any related publications, digital coverage, press releases etc.)

 

Read more about the Prize: http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/world-soil-day-award/en/

 

 

 

ABOUT WORLD SOIL DAY

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, FAO has supported the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness raising platform. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day  in June 2013 and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013 the UN General Assembly responded by designating 5 December 2014 as the first official World Soil Day.

 

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