UN-Habitat announces Scroll of Honour call for applications


UN-Habitat on Tuesday announced a call for applications for this year’s Scroll of Honour Awards.

In an announcement made in Nairobi, the agency said that candidates for this year’s Scroll of Honour Award should submit details of their achievements by 31 July 2012. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages but there is no limitation on supporting material that can be attached as annexes, the announcement further explained.

The Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 1989. It is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction, and developing and improving the human settlements and the quality of urban life.

The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and their achievement will be presented to the winners during the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Naples, Italy in early September.
Individuals, organizations, projects and any Habitat Agenda partner can be nominated for the Habitat Scroll of Honour.

According to the announcement, the prescribed format for the submissions should include background information; description of the initiative or project; main partners; impact as well as how the project has created lasting change.

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