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Call for Nominations: 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices

1. Calling for Nominations: 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices



Subject: Calling for Nominations: 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices
From: lynne.karago@unhabitat.org
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:44:25 -0500
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Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate or apply for a Dubai International A:-) :-) ward. Recognizing the best efforts in improving the lives of urban residents around the globe starts with YOU! There are initiatives that inspire through their vision, their innovation or their impact – yours could be one of them. The Dubai International Award for Best Practices seeks to recognize outstanding initiatives that are making valuable contribution to the sustainability agenda in the urban arena.

The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat invite submissions to the 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

The 2017 award comes at a critical time:  with the New Urban Agenda having been signed in October last year, this is a distinct opportunity to highlight effective interventions that are in line with the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.  The award is open to the all the different actors to show case their most effective interventions.
The Dubai International 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

The August 31, 2017 deadline is right around the corner! To register and submit an application, please visit http://www.dubaiaward.ae. To learn more about the Dubai International Award visit our webpage unhabitat.org/dubai-award/. All applications must be submitted online. If you have questions, please contact best.practices@unhabitat.org.

Award Categories

The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in developing innovative ways of dealing with social, economic, and environmental challenges in a sustainable manner. There are five (5) categories of entries available:
1. Best Practices- USD 30,000 each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
• Best Practice Award for National Urban Policies - 1 Winner
• Best Practice Award for Participatory Slum Upgrading - 1 Winner

2. Best Practices Transfers - USD 30,000 each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
• Best Practice Transfer Award in Local Implementation – Urban redevelopment, and redesign of Urban Spaces - 1 Winner
• Best Practice Transfer Award in Monitoring Mechanisms for the New Urban Agenda and the Urban SDGs - 1 Winner

3. Personal awards - USD 30,000 each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
• Personal Award for contribution to urban economy and municipal finance – 2 Winners

4. Private sector award - USD 30,000 each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
• Private Sector Award for contribution to territorial planning, urban planning and design – 2 Winners

5. University Research Award USD 15,000 each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
• University Research Award on Legislation, Rules, Regulations & Governance Systems – 2 Winners

More detailed description can be found on our webpage unhabitat.org/dubai-award/. We also encourage you to circulate the information in the flyer attached among your networks, to reach as many potential applicants as possible.



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