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UCLG Peace Prize: Promoting local efforts in conflict prevention, peace building and post conflict reconstruction

The UCLG Peace Prize is a triennial award for (a coalition of) local governments that have implemented innovative initiatives in conflict prevention, resolution or peace building, that have had a significant positive impact. The Prize aims to contribute to a full acknowledgement of the important but often overlooked role of local governments as peace building actors, thus creating a more effective approach to conflict resolution.

Nominated cases are assessed by a high level expert jury. The winning local government will receive a modest prize package worth €20.000, aimed at strengthening its peace projects and facilitating learning and exchange. In 2016, the first Prize was awarded to the municipality of Kauswagan in the Philippines, for moving beyond addressing symptoms of violent conflict towards a socio-economic approach that bridges peace and development.

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How to apply?

Local governments that successfully worked to prevent or overcome conflict or to create dialogue in (potential) conflict areas can apply for the UCLG Peace Prize. As of November 2018, nominations can be put forward on the website and nominations can be submitted through the website of the Peace Prize until the 30 April 2019.

The second award ceremony of the UCLG Peace Prize will take place at the UCLG World Congress in Durban (South Africa), 2019. More information on the criteria and eligibility is also available online: Follow us on Twitter: @UCLGPeacePrize