Award was created in 2008 to recognize individuals or groups for their
contribution toward building capacity in the environmental sciences within
countries with developing economies. "Capacity building" refers to a broad range
of activities that might include any combination of education, professional
development, training, and the development of analytical capabilities and other
infrastructure that will support the principles and practices for protection,
enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem
integrity. Emphasis is given to the promotion the advancement and
application of scientific research related to contaminants and other stressors
in the environment, education in the environmental sciences, and the use of
science in environmental policy and decision-making.
The Capacity-Building Award is sponsored by the SETAC Global Partners, and initiated to
reflect SETAC’s efforts to enhance the use of science in environmental policy
and decision-making in countries where there is a need and/or where there have
been requests for capacity building. Examples of SETAC initiatives include
efforts in Africa and Latin America. The Strategic Approach to International
Chemicals Management (SAICM) is also an example of a coordination effort
designed to develop capacity; in that case, SETAC is coordinating efforts with the
United Nations Environment Programme.
Candidates for the
Capacity-Building Award include individuals, groups, or other organizations
that have contributed directly to education, professional development, training,
and/or the development of analytical capabilities and other infrastructure
related to environmental sciences within an emerging or developing country.
Candidates will be evaluated with respect to new or enhanced initiatives,
degree of influence, success, and history of related contributions.
THE TWO OPTIONS FOR AWARD RECIPIENT:
Awards will be made to recipients who are based within or reside within
a developing country OR
While priority will be given to individuals or representative of group
and/or organizations that reside within a developing country, individuals or
organizations external to the country are also eligible for the award.
A list of countries with developing economies is provided by the World Bank.
group or organization can make nominations of candidates. Self-nominations are
The nomination package should include
- At least a 1-page description of the
contributions toward capacity building.
- Three (3) letters of
recommendation from individuals familiar with the contributions.
- The package
can be enhanced by including examples of contributions. These might include
background documents or websites the individual has made. Those letters must
indicate how the individual has contributed to capacity building in emerging
and developing countries.
- One high resolution photo
ALL applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Bundschuh. Completed applications must arrive by 1 August 2019. Applications submitted by MAIL or FAX will NOT be accepted.
Nominated candidates’ information will be reviewed by
the SETAC Global Awards sub-committee. The award will be awarded annually, provided suitable candidates are nominated. Once a candidate is nominated, that nomination will remain in effect for a period of 3 years, provided the candidate has not received the award.
The Capacity-Building Award is announced at all SETAC annual meetings, and is given at a meeting convenient to the recipient. The award consists of a plaque, a cash award of $1,000, registration waiver and travel costs to the SETAC annual meeting that is most convenient to the recipient.
- Helena Silva de Assis, 2018
- Fabiana Lo Nostro, 2018
- Tatiana Heid Farley, 2018
- Karina Miglioranza, 2018
- Keith Solomon, 2017
- Silke Bollmohr, 2016
- Terence P. Boyle, 2014
- John Giesy, 2013
- Michael Kishimba, 2012
- Kelly Munkittrick, 2012