The Dubai International Award for Best Practises to Improve the Living Environment!

Deadline: 31 August 2017

Applications are open for “The Dubai International Award for Best Practises to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP)” in order to recognise and enhance awareness of outstanding and sustainable achievements in improving the living environment as per the basic criteria established by the Dubai Declaration and the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II).

The Dubai Award was established in 1995 under the directive of late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the United Nations International Conference that convened in Dubai between 19 – 22 November. 914 participants from 95 countries met to recognize best practices with positive impact on improving the living environment.

What are Best Practices?

Best Practices are defined by the United Nations and the international community at large as successful initiatives 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.

Award Categories 

  • Sustainable Shelter and Community Development
  • Sustainable Urban and Regional Development
  • Sustainable, Efficient, Accountable and Transparent Settlements Management

Award Criteria

  • Leadership & Community Empowerment
  • Gender Equality and social inclusion
  • Innovation within local context and transferability
  • Transfers

Award Information

  • Best Practices Award: 6 Winners (U.S.$ 30,000/- each Winner)
  • Best Practices Transfer Award: 2 Winners (U.S.$ 30,000/- each Winner)
  • University Research Award: 2 Winners (U.S.$ 15,000/- each Winner)
  • Private Sector Award: 1 Winner (A Trophy and a Commemorative Certificate especially designed for the award)
  • Personal Award: 1 Winner (A Trophy and a Commemorative Certificate especially designed for the award)

Eligibility Criteria

The Award is open to:

  • Government organizations or agencies; including bilateral aid agencies
  • National Habitat committees or Focal Points
  • Multilateral Agencies (United Nations Agencies, World Bank, etc.)
  • Cities, local authorities or their associations
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Private Sector
  • Research and academic institutions
  • Media
  • Public or Private foundations
  • Individuals are eligible for the Dubai International Award provided that they are submitting a specific initiative or project that meets the Best Practice criteria.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Dubai International Award.

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