Equator Initiative | Land Portal
Phone number: 
+1 212.906.6209

Location

Sustainable Development Cluster. Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
304 East 45th Street, 15th floor
NY 10017 New York , New York
United States
New York US
Working languages: 
English

What we do

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

 

We seek to

  • Recognize the success of local and indigenous initiatives

  • Create opportunities and platforms to share knowledge and good practice

  • Inform policy to foster an enabling environment for local and indigenous community action

  • Develop the capacity of local and indigenous initiatives to scale-up their impact.

How we do it

The Equator Initiative accomplishes its goals through three action areas:

  • The Equator Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. As local and indigenous groups across the world chart a path towards sustainable development, the Equator Prize shines a spotlight on their efforts by honoring them on an international stage.
  • Equator Dialogues are an ongoing series of community-driven meetings and exchanges, held in conjunction with related international forums. Equator Dialogues provide opportunities for people to share experiences, develop capacities and influence policy.
  • Equator Knowledge is a research, documentation and learning program focused on local best practice in sustainable development. The Equator Initiative works with partners to identify, document, and analyze the success factors of local best practice, and to catalyze ongoing peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange and replication of best practice.