The World Habit invites innovating housing ideas and projects to apply for the World Habitat Awards 2020. This competition is open to all the candidates who
- Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges.
- Are ready to get a transfer or adapt to other countries across the world.
- Are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at the design stage or in the very early stages of development.
- View the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring a range of other benefits.
The successful winner of World Habitat Awards 2020 will get the following things
- A trophy (presented at a global event) in recognition of their work to develop and deliver good practice in housing.
- World Habitat meets travel and accommodation costs for a project representative to attend the awards ceremony;
- Prize money of £10,000 as well as follow-up support from World Habitat through our transfer program.
The Awards are open to all individuals, organizations or governments who are working hard to address the housing challenges. World Habitat Awards encourages entries from all over the world as the World Habitat Awards are given to projects from the global North as well as the South that provide practical and innovative housing solutions. However, the housing element must be a key part of each submission. Interested must submit projects and programs that view the term ‘habitat’ from a broad perspective. Furthermore, the organizer invites projects that address wider issues, for example, a climate emergency and environmental sustainability; social inclusion and income generation. Applicants can apply for more than one project or program in the same year. But, projects that are more than 10 years ago are not eligible to apply.
The projects and innovative ideas must demonstrate the following features in order to qualify the selection process
- Impact; What is the achievement of the project until the date of the application? To what extent the project has improved lives and met the right to safe, secure housing, particularly for people with few choices?
- Innovation; What makes the project different? Is it working in a particularly challenging context, or using a new or little-used approach to housing?
- Sustainability; Is the project capable of continuing over the long-term? Or have its impacts sustained after completion? Is it compatible with Sustainable Development Goal 13 – action to combat climate change and its effects? And does it positively impact on wider society?
- Transferability; Can their idea or approach help to solve similar challenges elsewhere? Was it inspired by another project or idea – which you have developed for your own specific situation?
- Significance; Are they tackling an issue that is particularly current, urgent or neglected?
23 March 2020 is the last day to submit the application.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE
Follow the official link for more information.