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Results of the 4th GRIPS SDGs Award competition



SDGs are high on the GRIPS agenda. To promote innovative efforts by alumni towards solving the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time, GRIPS launched its SDGs Awards in 2019.

This year, in the 4th GRIPS SDGs Award competition, careful consideration by the screening committee could not identify a winner for this year’s award.


Honorable mention

Starting this year, we’ve begun awarding honorable mentions to highly promising initiatives that are expected to make further progress in the future. And after a review by this year's screening committee, we are pleased to announce that we will be awarding an honorable mention to Ms. Esther Nyabiage Nyaosi. We warmly congratulate Ms. Nyaosi! GRIPS encourages work toward further development of her initiative and looks forward to news of impressive outcomes. We will send Ms. Esther Nyabiage Nyaosi a certificate as a commemorative gift.


Recipient of 2023 honorable mention and project

Ms. Esther Nyabiage Nyaosi, from Kenya, received a master's degree from GRIPS' Public Policy Program in 2006, and is currently a chief economist of the State Department for Housing and Urban Development at the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development.

Ms. Nyaosi's honorable mention winning project, “The Ushanga Kenya Initiative,” is a flagship project of the Kenyan government aimed at creating economic benefits and employment, and improving the living standards of women in pastoral areas, by organizing women's beadwork cooperatives and commercializing their work. Since the program began, Ms. Esther Nyabiage Nyaosi has been responsible for work plan development, contract management, monitoring and evaluation of this project, and for reporting on its progress and outcomes.


Call for applications for the 5th GRIPS SDGs Award

The 5th GRIPS SDGs Award will be open for applications in August 2023.

GSPS/GRIPS alumni who have applied for this award in the past are welcome to apply again: GRIPS will accept applications for projects that have already been completed, even if they have made no progress since last application. If you are an alumnus who applied once and did not receive an award, we encourage you to apply again!




The 3rd GRIPS SDGs Award

Result of the Contest

Result of the third GRIPS SDGs Award contest

The Third GRIPS SDGs Award Ceremony was held on June 20th, 2022


The 2nd GRIPS SDGs Award

Result of the Contest

Result of the second GRIPS SDGs Award contest

Second GRIPS SDGs Award Ceremony was held on June 7th, 2021



The 1st GRIPS SDGs Award

Result of the Contest

Result of the first GRIPS SDGs Award contest

Message from Ms. Kaoru Nemoto, Director, United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo on the occasion of the 1st GRIPS SDGs Award Ceremony



Further information on SDGs and GRIPS’ related activities


- Database “The World and Japan” SDGs documents

- Website “Knowledge and Research:GRIPS’ contributions to the SDGs”

- Leaflet “Knowledge and Research:GRIPS’ contributions to the SDGs”



GRIPS SDGs Award Fund


The GRIPS SDGs Award Fund was launched in order to allow the continuation of the award and related events, and also to support GRIPS international students.






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