Calling For Nominations For The Wangari Maathai Award

Do you know a true forest champion? Nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award due October 15th!

The Global Rewilding Alliance would like to nominate its deserving members and needs your help! 

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is giving the award to one extraordinary individual for having improved ourforests and the lives of people who depend on them. The winner of the 2022 award will be celebrated for his/her outstanding contributions to conserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and the environment, at the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress, (2-6 May 2022, Seoul, Republic of Korea).

Along with international recognition and prestige, the recipient of the award will be granted a cash prize of USD 20,000 and travel support to participate in the award ceremony in Seoul.

 How to submit an application: Please submit your applications to the Global Rewilding Alliance via Karl Wagner at , following the application guidelines, and all deserving nominations will be submitted to the CPF Secretariat. Find more information on the CPF website.

Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions only will be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee’s kin or business partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.

Selection: The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 15 October 2021. The award recipient will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF members.

Announcement: The award recipient will be notified of his/her selection via email in February 2022. This edition of the Wangari Maathai Award will be presented during the XV World Forestry Congress (2-6 May 2022), at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea.