The third GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 23 November 2017 to EcoPeace Middle East for its Program on Water Security. Launched in 2017, this program scales up a very successful environmental peacebuilding model developed in the Middle East, to meet the urgent global need for cross-border cooperation to mitigate water conflict and manage shared freshwater ecosystems.
The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000. The prize will be awarded to the winner at a Ceremony in Geneva. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges consisting of renowned practitioners from international organizations, governments, and the private sector, who will also attend the ceremony. The prize would help fund projects while providing increased international visibility for the participant’s work. It is part of the Centre’s Creativity and Innovation Initiative and is meant to stimulate forward-thinking and creative solutions to current issues in international security.
- Applications may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking and must seek to address global security in innovative ways or through new ideas;
- A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.