NAIROBI, 26 November 2019 - The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat launched the 12th Cycle of the Dubai International Award. The Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development aims to recognize excellence and support human settlements best practices. The Dubai International Award creates a global and unique knowledge-sharing platform for best practices in human settlements.

The award recognizes international best practices that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development as a result of effective partnerships between public, private and civic sectors in the following sectors:

1. Best Practices Award in Urban Regeneration and Public Spaces

This category caters for addressing the cities of the future; finding ways in which cities ensure to provide affordable housing and access to food, water, clean air, mobility, public life and nature for continuously more numerous urban populations.

2. Best Practices Award in Construction of Sustainable, Innovative and Smart Buildings

This category seeks to find sustainable, innovative, and smart projects for the development of smart buildings in order to limit environmental impact, increase human well-being and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

3. Best Practices Award in Sustaining Urban Food Systems

This category caters for systemic change and much-improved access to food by all people while maintaining a strong connection between food production, storage and supply to local, regional and global beneficiaries showing an impact on human settlements.

4. Best Practices Award in Addressing Climate Change and Reducing Pollution

This category seeks solutions addressing climate change, pollution reduction, and the protection of thriving biodiversity including long-term governance mechanics, stakeholder participation and circular economy.

5. Best Practices Award in Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management

This category seeks to identify adaptable, local and resilient solutions, that will enable longer lifecycle of infrastructure, due to the fast-paced transformations in line with the 4th industrial revolution relying on innovative, futuristic and sustainable projects improving living conditions.

Each category has a cash prize of $200,000. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020. 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.


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