World Habitat Awards
Our World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.
More than 250 outstanding World Habitat Awards projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions.
Each year two winners receive £10,000 each and a trophy, presented at a global UN-Habitat event. Entries for the 2018 competition are open from 1 January until 31 March. Sign-up to our e-newsletter to receive a reminder from us.
Entries to the 2018 competition can be made from 1 January to 31 March 2018.
Housing projects and approaches 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 ie not at design stage 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.
All entries are assessed and up to 12 projects are shortlisted by an assessment committee. These shortlisted projects are then evaluated by an independent advisory group.
Evaluation visits are made to some of the shortlisted projects before recommendations are put forward to a panel of external judges, including the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).