UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award


Organisation:  UN-Habitat

Event Duration:  01 Oct . 2018--01 Oct . 2018

Last Date To Apply:  28 Aug . 2018


UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award
 

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched in 1989 and is one of the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. It aims to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in the field of human settlements, provision of housing, highlighting the plight of people living in poverty or who have been displaced, developing and improving human settlements and the quality of urban life to leave no one behind echoing the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 with emphasis on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner, will be presented during the Global Observance of World Habitat Day on 1 October 2018.

The deadline for submitting entries for the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for this year is 28 August 2018.

Who can Apply?

Individuals, organizations, projects and any Habitat Agenda partner can be nominated for the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour.

These include:

  • Government and inter-governmental organizations or agencies, including bilateral aid agencies
  • Cities, local authorities or their associations
  • Civil society organizations
  • The private sector
  • National Habitat Committees or focal points
  • Research and academic institutions
  • Public or private foundations
  • Multilateral agencies (United Nations Agencies, World Bank, etc.)
  • The media
  • Individuals
  • Submissions

Candidates for this year’s UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award should submit in English, details of their achievements by 28 August 2018. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages, however there is no limitation on supporting material that can be attached as annexes. All submissions should have the following format:

Background

Substantive information about the organization or individual nominated, including mission, goals, history and duration of experience in the field of human settlements.

Description of the initiative or project

Situation or problem addressed, objectives, target beneficiaries, investment in the project in terms of capacity, material and financial resources, activities undertaken, duration of the project, achievements and outputs (provide photographs/evidence of outputs), lessons learnt, best practices from the project.

Main partners

List partners and their roles and levels of participation in the planning, design, implementation and funding of the project.

Impact

Estimated number of beneficiaries, types of beneficiaries e.g. women, children, people living in poverty, victims of displacements, etc. Impact on beneficiaries’ living conditions e.g. social, economic, environmental, health, education, employment, security of tenure, crime reduction, community involvement in decisions/ governance, etc.

Provide quantitative and qualitative values.

Sustainability

Describe how the initiative has created lasting change (by enacting new legislation or policy, by promoting capacity building and community empowerment, by strengthening the institutional framework, by enforcing efficiency, accountability and transparency etc.).

Indicate how long the positive impact has been sustained so far. If there is ongoing investment to maintain the positive results, give details of how this is secured, and its commercial and social sustainability.

Transferability and upscaling

Indicate whether this is a replicable best practice and explain the process of replication where applicable.

Innovation

Describe the main innovative aspects of the initiative.

Recognition of the initiative

Provide a list of references, articles, publications, media reports about the initiative starting with the most recent ones and where possible send copies of the articles as an annex.

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