Jacques Diouf Award «Best Contribution to Global Food Security»

The Jacques Diouf award is presented biennially to individuals or national/regional institutions that have made a significant contribution to the improvement of global food security.

Established in 2011, this award pays tribute to former FAO Director-General, Dr Jacques Diouf, recognizing his outstanding leadership, personal engagement, and untiring advocacy in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

The award consists of an inscribed medal, a scroll describing achievements and a cash prize of USD 25,000. The winners receive their award from the Director-General at a special ceremony held at FAO headquarters during the year of the Conference.

Any individual, national, regional or global institution who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of global food security can be nominated this Award.

The winning individual or institution should be one that has:

  • developed suitable analyses of the causes of food insecurity and successfully advocated for consistent measures that have been adopted and applied, on a large scale, by governments, civil society organizations and/or private enterprises, through programmes aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition, and/or;
  • mobilized resources and led the implementation of large scale programmes for fighting hunger and malnutrition that have reached demonstrated and sustainable impact.

Proposals for nominations presented by national, regional or global institutions should be submitted to FAO Representatives or to FAO Regional and Sub-regional Representatives, in countries with no accredited FAO Representative. FAO National, Regional and Sub-regional Representatives or UNDP Resident Representatives, can also submit nominations directly to the FAO Awards Secretariat.

Download the Jacques Diouf Nomination Form! Send your application before January 31, 2019.
Basic Criteria: FAO

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