Call to participate in the 2016/2017 World Habitat Award


Dear Colleague,


Sign up for the 2016/17 World Habitat Awards


World Habitat Awards recognise innovative, sustainable and scalable
solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world.


invites innovative housing projects to apply for the 2016/17 World
Habitat Awards for the chance to gain recognition for their work.


Housing projects are sought that:

  • demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world;
  • can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate;
  • are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at design or very early stages of development;
  • view
    the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as
    well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social
    inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits,
    capacity building or education.

are assessed by a panel of international judges and trophies will be
presented to two winning projects at the UN-Habitat Governing Council in
2017. Holding the presentation at this event will provide increased
opportunities for international exposure as well as networking and
dissemination of the award winning approaches. The winning projects also
receive a prize of £10,000.


Who can enter?
competition is open to any individual, organisation or government
agency that has an innovative and sustainable housing solution in any
country of the world. More than one entry can be made by the same
individual or organisation.


How to enter
submissions to the Awards need only comprise a concise description of
the key aspects of the initiative, accompanied by images and may be
submitted in English, Spanish or French.


Further details and an online entry form are available at
You can also find a summary of the stories from previous winners and finalists on Facebook at:


All entries must be received by 29 April 2016. Find full details on


Should you have any queries, please contact us by emailing or by phoning +44 (0)1530 510444.


Kind regards


David Ireland