AWARDS & Nominations


UNDP –   Call for Nomination​s for the 2015 Business for Peace Awards

Subject[rr-net] Call for Nominations for the 2015 Business for Peace Awards
Dear Colleagues,
UNDP, in cooperation with the Business for Peace Foundation (BfPF), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace Awards is now open.
As you may recall, in 2012, UNDP joined in a partnership with the BfPF, and the ICC in collaboration with the City of Oslo and theInternational Herald Tribune (now International New York Times), to embark on a worldwide search for ‘businessworthy’ leaders from all segments of the population. The challenge was to identify individuals that have achieved outstanding businessworthy accomplishments by acting ethically and responsibly, and by creating shared value between business and society.
Six outstanding individuals were selected by the Foundation’s independent award committee to receive the Oslo Business for Peace Award in 2014, which is considered to be the highest form of recognition given to business leaders for cultivating business in a way that also benefits society. At least one of these awardees, Ms. Kesha Kumari Damini (Nepal) was identified and nominated through our UNDP networks and impressed the Awards Committee as a leader of more than 60,000 micro-entrepreneurs from some of the most disadvantaged local communities. Her accomplishments and the lives that she has transformed was just as well appreciated and celebrated as the contribution of another 2014 awardee, Sir Richard Branson (UK). UNDP’s extensive country-based network and knowledge of the local development success stories has enabled the Awards to draw important lessons beyond the well-established names in the arena of business and corporate social responsibility.

The Award and its Criteria

The Oslo Business for Peace Award is presented annually by an Award Committee – consisting of Nobel Laureates in peace and in economic sciences – to selected businesspersons and social entrepreneurs who have proved to be businessworthy through their actions and commitments.

Being businessworthy is to apply one’s business energy ethically and responsibly; with the purpose of creating economic value that also creates value for society.

The Award Committee evaluates suggested Nominees according to three criteria. The criteria are established by the Business for Peace Foundation. These criteria are:

Being a role model to society and their peers – meaning that the Nominee is acting as a role model to the general public and the business community by showing how to achieve long term successful business by being businessworthy.

Standing out as an advocate – meaning that the Nominee is an outspoken advocate for the importance of creating shared value between business and society, including the importance of social responsibility in corporate governance.

Having earned  trust by stakeholders – meaning that the Nominee has earned recognition and appreciation by stakeholders in the communities within which his or her business is developed and cultivated over time.

Given UNDP’s global presence and the recently adopted strategies on Youth and Gender Equality (2014-2017), offices are strongly encouraged to facilitate the nomination of exceptional young entrepreneurs and/or women business leaders.
The link to the nomination page is and is and is self-explanatory. With your name and email address, you are directed to the nomination form.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 15 January 2015. More information on the Business for Peace Foundation can be found at
We look forward to receiving nominations from Country Offices, and also encourage you to share this information as appropriate with relevant partners to encourage a wide range of nominees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jamshed Kazi ( at the UNDP Oslo Governance Center or Eirik Talleraas ( at the Nordic Representation Office. 
Best regards
Stan Nkwain
Deputy Director a.i.
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Patrick Keuleers
Chief of Profession Governance and Peacebuilding
Bureau of Policy and Programme Support


NAYD Country Co-ordinat​or Elections

Dear Registered member,

NAYD is holding country co-ordinator elections during November – Your country is either not represented or only has one candidate at the moment. The details outlining the elections and responsibilities are attached. We would like an organisation in your country to help spread the NAYD network, thereby increasing the potential for working together, especially with regards to the MDG’s and the post 2015 SDG’s.

If you are interested or can recommend a suitable youth-led organisation in your country then please send your details to as soon as possible

Paul Shaw

On behalf of NAYD International

Officer Elections 2014



UNDESA DSPD Call for nomination of initiative​s that successful​ly promoted accessible tourism

Dear NGO Colleagues,

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) plans to organize a Forum for Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (tbc) to promote accessible tourism as an effective means for poverty eradication, employment generation and social inclusion of persons with accessibility needs. DSPD is calling for nominations of initiatives (policies, projects and innovative solutions) that have proved successful in the promotion of the accessible tourism and sustainable development.  Interested Governmental authorities, UN agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners are encouraged to send nominations by filling an online nomination form at: along with relevant supporting materials to by August 30, 2014.

Due to the high volume of nominations, please be as concise as possible. More detailed information may be requested by DSPD after the first-round contact. More information at:

Yours Sincerely, NGO Relations and Advocacy Department of Public Information United Nations Headquarters in New York

Jeffery Huffines NGO Major Group Organizing Partner Chair, 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference CIVICUS UN Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: Skype: jefferyvhuffines


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[APPLY/NOM​INATE] Leadership Training Workshop for Champions of Girls’ Education

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to inform you that with support from the New Venture Fund to an Echidna Global Fellow of the Brookings Institution in the person of Dr. Judith-Ann Walker, the Director, development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), Connected Development [CODE] would be conducting step down training for young women (16-30) for champions of girl child education.
Feel free to apply or nominate participants for this exciting opportunity –
Application Deadline: 8pm, Thursday, 21, 2014. 
Date: 22 & 23, August, 2014.
Time: Friday:    10am – 1pm
         Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Venue: CODE, Bassan Plaza, 2nd Floor, F Wing, Plot 759, Behind TOTAL House, Central Business District Garki, Abuja – Nigeria.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact Ojonwa Deborah Miachi via or +2348075768984.


Nomination​s open now for CSO Observers to UN-REDD Programme and FCPF

Dear Colleagues,
For those that are not aware, the nomination process for selecting four (4) civil society observers for the UN-REDD Programme (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) and three (3) civil society observers for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) (representing Asia, Africa, and Latin America) has opened this week.
Information on the process and how to nominate and apply is available in English, Spanish and French at the following link:
Please note that this is a process for civil society observers only, wherein Indigenous Peoples observers are selected through other means.  Also, to note, the Northern civil society observer for the FCPF has  already been selected and as such, is not included in this process.  Last day nominations are accepted for both the UN-REDD Programme and FCPF is 5 September 2014.
Any help in disseminating this update across your networks would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Eggerts
Gender and REDD+ Specialist
UN-REDD Programme
United Nations Development Programme


Call for Nomination​s to GEM-TECH Awards – Deadline September 5th, 2014

Dear Community of Educators, Do you know champions of technology for gender equality? Nominate them for ITU & UN_Women’s GEMtech Awards! Learn more at The Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-TECH) Award is an annual special achievement award for outstanding performers and role models in Gender Equality and mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. It is for both women and men and is an ITU-UN Women Joint Award.  All stakeholders are encouraged to nominate deserving organizations and individuals, both within and outside your respective organizations, for this prestigious award.   The nomination deadline is September 5th. All the best, Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh UN SD Education Caucus Co-Coordinators Climate Change Dr. P. J. Puntenney Environmental & Human Systems Management 1989 West Liberty Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA E-mail: Cell:  (734) 330-0238 Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612


Dear Dr Pam, I am equally a Gender Expert on ARD as you can see below: Regards, Ntiokam Divine Child Labour Champion Focal Point,Follow-up to the  Brasilia Declaration Global Youth Digital Advocate Post -2015 skype: ntiokam.divine “Engaging and mobilizing youth for Agriculture Development” Read My Blog<> Share Your Vision for the World We Want 2015<> UN Information on Post-2015<> Read the MyWorld Blog <> Follow @worldwewant2015 *Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September!*  Pam Puntenney <> wrote: ————————————————————————————————-

Prenez part à plus grand prix de l’environn​ement du monde!

Cher / Monsieur,

L’Energy Globe Award,  également connu sous le nom du „Prix Mondial pour le Développement Durable“, est décerné chaque année aux projets durables exceptionnelles en suspens dans le domaine de l’environnement et de l’énergie. Les prix sont décernés au niveau international dans les cinq catégories Terre, Feu, Eau, Air et Jeunesse et en plus au niveau national. Avec plus de 160 pays participants l’Energy Globe Award  est le plus célèbre prix de l’environnement dans le monde d’aujourd’hui. Les lauréats internationaux de chaque catégorie sont présentés avec leur prix dans le cadre d’une cérémonie qui sera diffusées dans le monde entier á la télévision. Donc, ils reçoivent une bourse de € 10 000 et sont présentés par les médias internationaux Avez-vous mis en place un projet intéressant, ou participé à un? Nous aimerions vous inviter à soumettre des projets spécifiques dans ces domaines pour l’Energy Globe Award 2015. Tous les détails de l’Energy Globe Award, et de prendre part, vous apprendrez sous Vous connaissez quelqu’un qui a mis en place un tel projet? S’il vous plaît transmettre ce message à la personne concernée et de les inciter à se soumettre. Les soumissions doivent généralement être effectuées en anglais. Notre environnement nous concerne tous – chaque contribution à un environnement vivable et et l’avenir durable est importante! Avec mes meilleures salutations Wolfgang Neumann ENERGY GLOBE Fondateur et chef de la direction T:: +43 (0) 76 17 / 2090-32 Mühlbach 7 A-4801 Traunkirchen Autriche


Participat​e in the most renowned worldwide environmen​tal award!

Dear Sustainable Educators,
The Energy Globe Award is presented annually to outstanding and sustainable projects in the area of environment and energy. Awards are presented on the international level for the 5 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth and additionally on the national level. With more than 160 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award is today’s most renowned worldwide environmental award. The international recipients of each category are presented with their awards as part of a ceremony that is broadcast all over the world. Also, they will receive a 10,000 euro cash award and are featured by international media. Projects focusing on the conservation of resources, the improvement of air and water quality, the efficient use of energy, the implementation of renewable energies as well as creating a heightened awareness for these issues can be entered. Have you been involved in the implementation of an interesting project? We cordially invite you to submit specific projects from these areas for the 2015 Energy Globe Award. Please find all relevant information concerning the Energy Globe Awards and how to enter your project on the following webpage: Are you familiar with anyone who has implemented such a project? If so, please forward this email to the person(s) concerned and encourage them to participate. Our environment is everyone‘s concern – every single contribution to an environment worth living in and creating a sustainable future counts!
Respectfully yours, XXX  “Insert your name here” ENERGY GLOBE Special Representative SAVE PAPER – THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT
Good Luck to you.
Energy Globe Special Representative–  Ntiokam Divine Child Labour Champion Focal Point, Follow-up to the  Brasilia Declaration Global Youth Digital Advocate Post -2015 skype: ntiokam.divine “Engaging and mobilizing youth for Agriculture Development” Read My Blog<> Share Your Vision for the World We Want 2015<> UN Information on Post-2015<> Read the MyWorld Blog <> Follow @worldwewant2015 *Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September!*
Engaging and mobilizing youth for Agriculture Development