2005 MEDELLÍN AWARD
FOR BEST PRACTICES TRANSFER IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
The Ibero-American and Caribbean Forum on Best Practices, the Habitat
Colombia Foundation, and the city of Medellín have joined
forces to promote the effective transfer of Best Practices for the
improvement of living conditions in urban areas of Latin-American
and the Caribbean. This will be achieved through the sponsoring
of an award open to all actors working in development in the region.
The Award will be presented in December of 2005 and consists of
The main objective of the Award is to put into practice the knowledge
acquired by actors in urban and territorial development, and to
facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences, and lessons learned
from best practices.
Award winners must demonstrate a high potential for transfer, address
widespread regional phenomena, and stay in keeping with the guidelines
and commitments of the Habitat Agenda, the Millennium Development
Goals of the United Nations, and the strategic guidelines of the
Development Plan of Mayor Sergio Fajardo Valderrama’s administration,
entitled “Medellín: a Commitment to all its Citizens”.
Each of the winning initiatives will also take part in a pilot
transfer project in a neighbourhood or community of Medellín,
especially in those places where the local administration is developing
what are known as “Strategic Projects”, which take a
holistic approach to the improvement of the quality of life of the
Local administration bodies, private companies, non-governmental
organizations, academic groups, and the community will all benefit
from the transfers. They will participate actively in the implementation
of the projects, providing economic and human resources as well
as technical cooperation.
The follow-up to the transfer process in Medellín will be
an important topic of study for the members of the BLP and the Forum,
as well as being the starting point for a Plan for Effective Transfers
of Best Practices in the LAC region.
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