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2021 World Habitat Awards

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 3, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 14, 2021
2021 World Habitat Awards logo
2021 World Habitat Awards logo

Nominations are now open for the 2021 World Habitat Awards to recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.

The Awards were established in 1985 for the identification and the promotion of good habitat practices. They were initiated in 1987 as World Habitat contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.

The concept of identification of good practice was virtually unknown in 1985 and the Awards were supposed to run over three years only. However, the response was so positive that World Habitat decided to keep the competition running.

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Entries to the Awards are encouraged from housing projects and programmes that:
1. demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing challenges;
2. can be transferred or adapted in other countries across the world;
3. are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at design stage or in the very early stages of development; and
4. view the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring a range of other benefits.

They particularly encourage entries from projects and programmes that are addressing the climate emergency.

Other benefits of interest to them include: income generation; social inclusion; community and individual empowerment; health benefits; capacity building and or education.

The Awards are open to all individuals, organisations or governments who have addressed housing challenges.

As well as international recognition, a prize of £10,000 is made to each of the two Gold Award winning projects. Trophies are also presented to the Gold Award winning projects and travel and accommodation costs are met for one representative of each project to attend the awards ceremony.

Entries may be submitted in English, Spanish or French.

The Awards remain open for entry until 23:59 GMT on 15 March 2021.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 03
Feb 03

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks, Ana.