The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
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. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and the Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality have continued to support this Award.
The Award reflects the policy and commitment of Dubai Government and the United Arab Emirates towards sustainable development of human settlements and protection of the environment on the basis of mutual international cooperation.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Working closely with UN-Habitat, the award represents the importance of strong and coherent partnerships in implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDG 11, and delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cities for all.
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.
How to Apply
There are 5 categories of entries available:
In total,10 submissions are awarded for their innovative ways of dealing with social, economic, and environmental challenges in a sustainable manner: 2 Best Practices, 2 Best Practices Transfers; 2 Personal awards, and 2 Private sector winners are all given USD thirty thousand (30,000 US Dollars) each. 2 University Research winners receive USD fifteen thousand (15,000 USD) each.
1. Best Practices - 30000 US Dollars each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
2. Best Practices Transfer - 30000 US Dollars each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
3. Private Sector - 30000 US Dollars each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
4. Personal Award - 30000 US Dollars each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
5. University Research Award - 15000 US Dollars each + a Trophy + a Commemorative Certificate
Final deadline for submissions: 31 August 2017
For more information and details on how to apply, visit http://www.dubaiaward.ae/