2000 Winners
The following ten initiatives, selected by an independent, international Jury on 5th July 2000, received the prestigious Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment. The Awards will be presented during a special ceremony on World Habitat Day, 2 October 2000.

Luanda Sul Self-financed Urban Infrastructure, ANGOLA
Public Security, Human Rights and Citizenship, BRAZIL
Creating a Sustainable Community, Hamilton-Wentworth Vision 2020/Air Quality, CANADA
Comprehensive Re-vitalisation of Urban Settlements, Chengdu, CHINA
Democratisation of Municipal Management, Cotacachi Canton, ECUADOR
Cost Effective and Appropriate Sanitation Systems, INDIA
Women’s Empowerment Programme, NEPAL
Spanish Greenways Programme, SPAIN
Shambob Brick Producers Co-operative, SUDAN
Tourism and Coastal Zone Management, Cirali, TURKEY

The Selection Process
The initiatives were selected from 700+ submissions and updates received from more than 120 countries around the world. An independent Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met in Shenyang, China, from 5 to 8 June 2000 to assess the submissions’ compliance with the three criteria for a Best Practice: impact, partnership and sustainability. From the submissions, the TAC identified 100 Best Practices and prepared a short list of 40 submissions for consideration by the Best Practices Jury.

The Jury met in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 3 to 5 July 2000 to select the 10 recipients of the 2000 Dubai International Award.

For further information on the selection process, please consult the TAC Report and Jury Report or contact:

Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme (BLP)
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (254 20) 623029; 623799; 624328
Fax: (254 20) 623080, 624266, 624267

Municipality of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 67, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: (971 4) 215555
Fax: (971 4) 246666

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