Call for applications: World Habitat Awards 2020

Our World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world. More than 250 outstanding World Habitat Awards projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions.
Application Deadline in 2 months
Eligible Countries | Regions | Cities  Worldwide
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Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that:
  • demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges;
  • can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world;
  • are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at design stage or in the very early stages of development; and
  • view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring a range of other benefits. We particularly encourage entries from projects and programmes that are addressing the climate emergency. Other benefits of interest to us include: income generation; social inclusion; community and individual empowerment; health benefits; capacity building and or education.
All entries are subject to a thorough assessment process and around 10 projects are evaluated by an independent advisory group of housing experts.
Evaluation visits are made to four projects before recommendations are presented to a panel of external judges, including the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
In 2020, we will be presenting Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards to the most outstanding projects and programmes.
The two GOLD Award-winning projects receive:
  • a trophy (presented at a global event) in recognition of their work to develop and deliver good practice in housing. World Habitat meets travel and accommodation costs for a project representative to attend the awards ceremony;
  • prize money of £10,000; and
  • follow-up support from World Habitat through our transfer programme
  • Silver and Bronze Award-winning projects receive a certificate and the opportunity to partner with World Habitat in the promotion of their initiatives.
Application deadline: 23:59 GMT on Monday 23rd March 2020

Gold Award 2019. Restoration of dignity and human rights of indigenous tribal community in Karnataka. (credit: World Habitat)

Photo: Gold Award 2019. Restoration of dignity and human rights of indigenous tribal community in Karnataka. ActionAid India, with the Koraga Federation and Samagra Grameena Ashram (SGA), works with the Koraga people and nine other tribal communities in Karnataka state to break the cycle of caste‐based oppression through social and economic empowerment. The main focus of the project is to support indigenous communities in accessing government schemes to which they are entitled. Under the initiative, thousands of acres of land have been secured for tribal communities and 19,000 people have accessed grants to build homes. This has acted as a foundation for them to rebuild their lives. Enhanced access to state‐sponsored nutrition programmes have improved food security and health among the Koraga community. More children attend school and have access to scholarships, while Koraga women hold leadership positions within the community and more than 1,000 have been supported to become self‐sufficient. (credit: World Habitat)

Source: World Habitat
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