The following two projects were selected as the winners of ESD Okayama Award 2021.
Wise Wayz Water Care
Triple-P – Partners for People and Planet (Republic of South Africa)
The Wise Ways Water Care project led by a
non-profit company “Triple-P – Partners for People and Planet” in
South Africa is a community development initiative that
holistically addresses social, economic and environmental issues in water
catchment areas in Durban city. The project’s main objectives are to improve
the health condition in the historically
disadvantaged communities, enable the community
to co-manage their local river systems and improve the local green economy. It includes waste management, skills and
enterprise development, community engagement, water and sanitation
infrastructure monitoring, aquatic monitoring, alien vegetation removal, and
Ladders to Literacy
Streets to Schools (Republic of the Philippines)
Ladders to Literacy project organized by the non-profit youth organization “Streets to Schools” has focused on empowering local communities to take action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project’s primary aim is to bring quality education to all children regardless of their social status. The project promotes dynamic collaboration among the community members through creating SDGs-oriented storybooks. The storybooks have different themes ranging from women empowerment, to public health, community peace and order, children’s rights, leadership development, and poverty alleviation, which vary depending on their needs of the focus areas.
＊They were chosen by juries from 10 nominated projects which had been selected in the first-round of selection (118 applications from 48 countries / regions in total).
＊The ESD Forum will be held virtually on 20 November, 2021 and the Award winners will make a presentation about their projects.