21 years of recognizing excellence in urban best practice , the Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present 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 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 entities and individuals.
About the Award: The 2017 Award comes at a critical time; with the New Urban Agenda being signed in October last year, this is a distinct opportunity to show case the most effective interventions for improving the lives of urban residents around the globe.
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 significant contributions which:
•Have a demonstrable and tangible impact 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.
In addition, 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.
Eligibility: The award is 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 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 important to go through the selection criteria and application process before applying
Award Providers: The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat