Swiss Re’s International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management 2013 is now open to accepting applications. The Award acknowledges initiatives which are aimed at to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries. Prize money of around US$150,000 will be allocated either in single project or distributed across several 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. Recent winning projects have supported communities in such diverse locations as the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, China and Guatemala.
Criteria of the ReSource Award
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, organisational 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.
Deadline: 30 April 2012
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