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Introduction

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. 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. This will take place as follows:

a) 23rd February - the winning practises will be presented in front of the audience

b) 24th February - the winners will be awarded by H.H. Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Why was it considered outstanding?

They 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

Best Practices are promoted and used by the United Nations and the international community as a means of:

  • Improving public policy based on what works
  • Raising awareness of decision-makers at all levels and of the public of potential solutions to common social, economic and environmental problems
  • Sharing and transferring knowledge, expertise and experience through networking and peer-to-peer learning

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Award Categories and Value: 

CATEGORY
NO. OF WINNERS
PRIZE

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.