Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management

Swiss Re’s International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is inviting applications from NGOs, private, scientific or public institutions and similar bodies to apply for this international recognized prize.

The ReSource Award recognizes the initiatives which are dedicated to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries.. The Award provides US $150,000 to one or several of the selected projects.

Entries should aim to ensure that water will remain a readily available, clean resource in the future. Prize money is awarded strictly for project implementation activities.

The submitted projects will be assessed with regard to the following areas:
  • Impact What is the expected impact of the project in the ecological, economical and social dimension?
  • Innovation Why do you think your project is innovative in a general and local context?
  • Local involvement To what extent are the local community and regional institutions involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project?
  • Feasibility and governance Please give details about the feasibility of the project’s implementation and the governance structures which will be in place (e.g. action plan with planned activities, targets and milestones, organizational structure and institutional set-up, references and know-how of staff and partners).
  • Financial structure Please give a detailed breakdown of the financial structure of the project, including sponsorship, in-kind contributions, and economic viability.

Applications have to be submitted in the given forms by 30 April 2011. For more information, visit this link.
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