Enter: The UN-Habitat/Dubai Municipality Dubai International Award for Best Practices 2017

21 years of recognizing excellence in urban best practice , the Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat offers the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2017

Eligible Countries: All

Fields of Award: The award is made open to all sectors: national and regional governments; local authorities and their associations; non-governmental organizations; multilateral agencies; community based organizations; research and academic institutions; public and private foundations; media firms and individuals.

About the Award: The 2017 Award lands at a critical time; with the New Urban Agenda being signed in October last year, this is a distinct opportunity to showcase the most effective interventions for improving the lives of urban residents around the world.

Working closely with UN-Habitat, the award represents the importance of strong and coherent partnerships in implementing the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11, and delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cities for all.

In line with Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – the Best Practice Award recognizes important contributions which:

  • Have a demonstrable and tangible effects on improving people’s quality of life;
    •Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society;
    •Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable.

Additionally, the award reflects the policy and commitment of the Dubai Government and the United Arab Emirates towards the sustainable development of human settlements and the protection of the environment.

Type: Contest/Award

Eligibility: The award is available to all sectors: national and regional governments; local authorities and their associations; non-governmental organizations; multilateral agencies; community based organizations; research and academic institutions; public and private foundations; media entities and individuals.

Number and Value of Award: The cash prizes are US$30 thousand for best practices (six winners); US$30 thousand for transfer of best practices (two winners); and US$15 thousand for university research (two winners).

How to Apply: Apply in the Program Webpage (see link below)

It is vital to go through the selection criteria and application process before applying

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat

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