It's good to be prepared for change. From climate change to civil war, communities can cope better with challenges and adversity through the adoption and implementation of resilience measures to protect their human, economic and natural assets.
Land Life Company has provided environmentally sustainable shelters and cooking alternatives at a refugee camp, while protecting the environment through reforestation.Land Life Company website
Planet Indonesia is a community-led organisation, working to conserve vulnerable ecosystems through village-led partnerships in rural communities.Planet Indonesia website
The FAO aims to achieve food security for all by facilitating peaceful inter-community coexistence through cross-border resource sharing mechanisms, livestock coordination and natural resource management.FAO website
Seacology trained almost 12,000 women and young people in Sri Lanka about sustainable livelihoods and microloans in exchange for their leadership in community mangrove conservation co-operatives.Seacology website
The Buoyant Foundation Project at the University of Waterloo promotes sustainable flood mitigation strategies like ‘Amphibious Housing’, where homes can float up on rising water during a flood.The Buoyant Foundation Project website
Carbon Tanzania is a social enterprise that has overturned conventional landscape conservation in East Africa with its innovative business approach to protecting forests and wildlife.Carbon Tanzania website
This collaborative project between the community and local government improves the living conditions of poorer urban residents by creating public spaces and paving streets, and providing services like sanitation and waste disposal.UN Habitat website
The Pendeba Society works on projects that enhance vocational education within local communities, empower local women and strengthen civil society.Pendeba Society website
Green Watershed has been helping the indigenous Naxi people who were displaced by the 1998 Lashihai dam project. They are a model of indigenous self-organisation and participatory watershed management.Green Watershed website (Japanese)
Tamil Resources Conservation Trust (TRCT) promotes ridge-to-reef conservation by effectively managing natural resources, from planting trees to harvesting sea cucumbers.TRCT website
The programme focuses on five areas that are in line with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Our jury selected 25 projects from 1,175 submissions to our Global Call for proposals. We have also handpicked 25 Untold Stories from around the world, which spotlight community initiatives and stories of impactful solutions for people and the planet.
Quality access to basic services including clean water, sanitation, waste management and electricity in challenging environments such as post-disaster communities, emergency situations and refugee settlements.
Promoting alternative employment and income opportunities, women in the workplace, competitive products and services, and improved market access.
Access to reliable and affordable healthcare, education systems and delivery.
Protecting human, economic and natural assets, through the adoption and implementation of resilience measures.
Smarter consumption and resource management to better meet increasing water, food and energy requirements for a growing global population.