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Report on the Glinka World Soil Prize: for information and decision (GSPPA: VI/2018/6) | Giulia Stanco, GSP Secretariat


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Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly – Sixth Session
11 – 13 June 2018

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Report on the Glinka World Soil Prize: for information and decision (GSPPA: VI/2018/6) | Giulia Stanco, GSP Secretariat

  1. 1. The GLINKA World Soil Prize Giulia Stanco GSP Secretariat
  3. 3. ABOUT THE PRIZE Who is Konstantin Dmietrevich Glinka?
  4. 4. K.D. Glinka, the World Soil Prize award, Scope and Objectives, Potential Candidates THE GLINKA WORLD SOIL PRIZE Glinka was a soviet soil scientist, credited for his contribution to understanding the geographical distribution of soils. The Prize is named after him to honor the Russian school for its study of soil.
  5. 5. The award contributes: • to raise awareness amongst policy makers and the general public about possible solutions to tackle national and local problems of soil degradation • to encourage all stakeholders and soil practitioners to engage in field-oriented work, with direct contri butions to the preservation of the environment, food security and poverty alleviation as specified in the Revised World Soil Charter . About the Glinka World Soil Prize
  6. 6. • Nominees can be individuals or organizations; • They should have made outstanding achievements in implementing the principles and recommended actions of: o The revised World Soil Charter (FAO 2015) o The Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (FAO, 2016); o The Status of World Soil Resources (FAO 2015) • Their achievements should contribute to one of the five pillars of the GSP; • A proven impact at field level will be an added value. Who can apply?
  7. 7. • GSP Partners are invited to nominate candidates, either directly or on behalf of a third party; • You can contact the Secretariat and reach out to GSP partners in your countries who will pre-screen your candidature; • Self-nominations are not allowed and will be disqualified How to apply? Once completed, the form should be submitted to: Nominations can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese; GSP Secretariat Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, B709 00153 Roma, Italy Email:
  8. 8. What is the deadline for submitting nominations? When will the Call for the 2018 nominations be launched? By the end of June 2018 By mid- September 2018 The Glinka Prize comes in the form of: (A) Gold-plated medal (B) USD check 15,000
  9. 9. PROCEDURES How does the selection procedure work?
  10. 10. SELECTION PROCESS After the 6th Plenary Assembly CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Allowed until mid- September NOMINATIONS by GSP PARTNERS Videos, website, social media COMM. MATERIAL PREPARATION Preselection by the GSP Secretariat and the WSP Selection committee SELECTION PROCEDURE Announced and awarded during World Soil Day, 5th Dec 2018 LAUREATE CEREMONY
  11. 11. DIGITAL COMM. GSP WEBSITE Pub. acknowledgment: Dedicated webpages Announcements Highlights Newsletters SOIL CHAMPION FAO corporate: Press release, articles, socials (Flickr, Facebook, Twitter) MULTIMEDIA Showcase positive examples: Photo service Videos Animated comm. Infographics
  12. 12. SUCCESS STORIES 2017 World Soil Champion
  13. 13. Who are the winners Glinka 2017: Argentina No Till Farmers Association Network of agronomists and farmers exceptionally receptive to science and to technological advances Aapresid fights against the high rates of erosion caused by conventional tilling practices.
  14. 14. “El Premio Glinka de FAO nos posiciona frente al mundo como referentes en conserva ción de suelos. De alguna manera este diploma en sustentabilidad nos ayudará a situa rnos como agentes de protección de los recursos naturales, brindando más oportunida des de interacción, diálogo y trabajo en conjunto” “No nos premian por producir, sino por producir y conservar.” Mr. Santiago Nocelli Pac, President of Aapresid:
  15. 15. Who are the winners Glinka 2016 Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute of Colombia. IGAC conducts soil surveys & soil resource inventories, coordinates the Colombian Spatial Data Infrastructure, and trainsprofessionals from all over the world.
  16. 16. NEXT CHALLENGE 2018 - 2019 Increasing Engagement
  17. 17. Glinka Interactive Map Get more nominations from all over the world… 01 02 03 INTERACTIVE MAP To show what nominees are doing FAO OFFICES & GSP PARTNERS Asking them to disseminate the call DISSEMINATION IN THE NEWS Material preparation GENDER REGIONAL BALANCE
  18. 18. Comm. Plan for 2018 - 2019 On the website, on social media, on the intranet, spreading the word among FAO offices. Promotion of the Glinka Posters, infographics, gifs, videos, material for social media, new templates. Comm. toolbox Supporting articles in the news, material, high quality photos to help us with promotion. Photos Past and actual Glinka competitors, following and telling their success stories. Interactive map Offering them an interview in FAO A photo report on the National Geographic/newspapers/socials. Other media
  19. 19. THANK YOU