UN Equator Prize winner from Iran featured at Sarzamin Man TV programmeJan 13, 2016
At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference – also referred to as COP21 – the Umbrella Group of Naghadeh NGO from Iran was awarded the United Nations Equator Prize.
The Umbrella Group of Naghadeh NGOs has worked to support the recovery of the satellite wetlands of Lake Urmia, situated in north-west Iran. Their contribution has revitalized a number of Urmia Lake satellite wetlands.
The project is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP.
This was the first time that an NGO from Iran won this prestigious prize and to give visibility to the efforts of Umbrella Group of Naghadeh, Sarzamin Man TV programme which is broadcasted from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Channel 1 interviewed two members from this NGO.