of Dubai, UAE, and the United
Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), are pleased
to invite you to submit your 'Best Practice' for the 2012 Dubai
International Award. The Award consists of a US$ 30,000 cash prize,
a trophy and a certificate. Up to 10 awards are discerned every
Best Practices are initiatives which are making outstanding contributions
to improving the quality of life in cities and communities around
the world. The original call for Best Practices was launched in
1995 during preparations for the 2nd United Nations Conference on
Human Settlements (Habitat II) as a means of identifying what works
in improving living conditions on a sustainable basis.
Since 1996, over 2400 practices from 140 countries have been received.
All submissions undergo a three-stage assessment and review process
resulting in Award-winning, best and good practices. All qualifying
submissions are recorded in the Best Practices database which currently
contains over 1600 practices from 140 countries.
More information on how to submit your practice, the criteria and
the selection process are provided in the submission
guidelines for the year 2012.