UNCCD Call for Submissions: 2022 Images of Women-led Solutions to Desertification

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Images of Women-led Solutions to Desertification

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is accepting submission of Images of Women-led Solutions to Desertification. The UNCCD will be holding its 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15) in May 2022, hosted by Cote d’Ivoire.

The COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’, is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations. COP15 will bring together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of one of our most precious commodities: land.

The UNCCD Secretariat seeks to collect original and exceptional photographs, to showcase promising practices which, demonstrate women’s leadership and innovation in adapting to land degradation, desertification, and drought.


  • The selected submissions will comprise a photo exhibit for COP15, to be displayed at the conference venue in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Following the conclusion of COP15, the photos will be given to the host country government, for public display at their discretion.


  • Submissions may be made by civil society organizations (national and international), indigenous peoples’ organizations, women organizations, foundations, UN entities and other relevant actors.

Submissions should consist of:

  • Photo: JPG/JPEG format, 300ppi resolution and at least 3000px on the longest side. They suggest a compression setting of 8 to 9 when saving in Photoshop or Elements and a sRGB color space.
  • Suporting Narative: Complete the template on the next page for each photo and send that to the UNCCD.
  • Documentation: Links and other supporting documents such as project documents, reports, news articles.
  • Contact Information: Your name, organization, email address and website


Photos and the supporting narrative should be sent by April 18, 2022 to the following address: [email protected]. Submissions can be made in English, French, or Spanish, and the Secretariat may follow up to gather further information on each submission.

For more information, see official call or visit UNCCD.

Deadline: April 18, 2022

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