Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2017

Deadline: 04 September 2017
Open to: all type of activists
Venue: Bonn, Germany


The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In 2015, the WGC launched its first ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards. These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Previous initiatives recognized have included women-owned and operated energy cooperatives in Germany, female entrepreneurial “energy shop” initiatives in Mozambique, and human rights based relocation planning in the Carteret Islands.


  • All types of activists, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply;
  • Only non-governmental initiatives are eligible (local or national government initiatives cannot be considered);
  • The activity/initiative should either already have been completed or should be in current operation;
  • The initiative must fit within one of the 3 award categories.


Initiatives will be reviewed by an international jury with members of the Women and Gender Constituency. Two tiers of ‘Winners’ will be selected:

  1. Three top ‘Award Winners’ will be identified, one per category. These three winners will each receive a Seed Grant of EUR 2000; travel for one representative to attend the Awards Ceremony held at COP23 in Bonn, Germany this November 2017; and 1-year of mentorship activities from the members of the Women and Gender Constituency;
  2. Up to 30 additional ‘Runners-Up’ will be featured in a full color-publication which will be showcased in a high-level international awards ceremony at COP23, as well as be highlighted on the WGC website.

How to apply?

Interested candidates have to apply online via the application. Moreover, the entries will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Initiatives will be weighted against the following criteria aimed to measure contributions to gender equality, resilience, and sustainability;
  • Winning projects will ideally work across all of the key result areas, though the organizers note that not all projects will be in a position/stage to meet each and every criterion. Due to existing inequalities and a lack of available resources globally, priority will be given to women-led initiatives, recognizing that programs do not necessarily need to be women-led to be gender just.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, we request that you answer every question thoroughly.

Winners will be announced during the week of 18 September.

For more information please visit the official website.

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