Call for proposals – The Dubai International Award (DIA) for Best Practices to improve the living environment
UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
Criteria for best practices
The 9th cycle of the Dubai International Award (DIA) for Best Practices has been launched by UN-HABITAT, its partners and Dubai municipality. DIA is looking for urban programmes and potential best practices, that have made an impact on people’s living environment. Best practices are outstanding contributions to improve the living environment. They are defined by the United Nations and the International Community at large as successful initiatives which:
Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life;
Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society;
Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Best practices are promoted and used by the United Nations and the International Community as a means of:
Improving public policy based on what works;
Raising awareness of decision-makers at all levels and of the public of potential solutions to common social, economic and environmental problems;
Sharing and transferring knowledge, expertise and experience through networking and peer-to-peer learning.
About the DIA Best Practices Award 2012
DIA Best Practices Award 2012 consists of 11 Award:
6 for Best Practices
2 for Best Practice Transfers
2 for the private sector
1 for individuals who contribute positively to improving the living environment.
Dubai Municipality will present the Ninth Dubai International Award to a new group of 11 Best Practices Laureates in October 2012. DIA looks forward to receiving your submission before the 31st of March 2012. For more information about the award please visit the DIA and City of Vienna website.