Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Call for application to the 2011 World Habitat Awards
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Source: Building and Social Housing Foundation

The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.

Two awards are given annually to projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems, from the global South as well as the North.

World Habitat Awards

Every year an award of £10,000 is presented to each of the two winners at the annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day.

As well as international recognition, an in addition to the awards of £10,000 made to each of the two winning projects, trophies will also be presented to the winning projects, and travel and accommodation costs will be met for one representative of each winning project to attend the awards ceremony.

The World Habitat Awards are presented each year at the global celebration of World Habitat Day. This is organised each year on the first Monday of October by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), providing a unique opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shelter in people's lives.  

To date, ceremonies have been held in China (2010). the United States of America (2009, 1993 and 1992), in Angola (2008),Netherlands and Mexico (2007), Italy and Russia (2006), Indonesia (2005), Kenya (2004), Brazil (2003 and 1995), Belgium (2002), Japan (2001), Jamaica (2000), People's Republic of China (1999), Dubai (1998), Germany (1997), Hungary (1996), Senegal (1994), and the USA (1993 and 1992).  

If you would like to submit to Stage I of the WHA 2011 competition, your submissions must be received by 1st November 2011.

For additional information, please consult: http://www.worldhabitatawards.org/enter/?lang=02

• Homeless    • Housing and Land Rights / Right to Adequate Housing   • Housing and Target People   • People’s Housing Processes   • Social Production of Habitat / People's housing process   

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