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Guide to submitting your nominations for the 2013 award

Candidates for this year’s UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award should submit details of their achievements by 16 September 2013. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages but there is no limitation on supporting material that can be attached as annexes. All submissions should have the following format:

1. Background
Substantive information about the organization or individual being nominated, including their mission, goals, history, size, length of experience in the field of human settlements.

2. Description of the initiative or project
Situation or problem addressed, objectives, target beneficiaries, investment in the project in terms of human, material and financial resources, activities undertaken, duration of the project, achievements and outputs (provide photographs/evidence of outputs), lessons learnt, best practices from the project.

3. Main partners
List partners and their roles and levels of participation in the planning, design, implementation and funding of the project.

4. Impact
Estimated number of beneficiaries, types of beneficiaries (e.g. women, children, the poor, war victims), impact on beneficiaries’ living conditions (e.g. social, economic, environmental, health, education, employment, security of tenure, crime reduction, community involvement in decisions/ governance, etc.). ┬áProvide quantitative and qualitative values.

5. Sustainable urban development
Describe how the initiative has created lasting change (e.g. by enacting new legislation or policy, by promoting capacity building and community empowerment, by strengthening the institutional framework, by enforcing efficiency, accountability and transparency etc,). Indicate how long the positive impact has been sustained so far. If there is ongoing investment to maintain the positive results, give details of how this is secured, and its commercial and social sustainability.

6. Transferability and upscaling
Indicate whether this is a replicable best practice and show where it has been replicated and how this was done.

7. Innovation
Describe the main innovations aspects of the initiative.

8. Recognition of the initiative
Provide a list of references, articles, publications, media reports about the initiative starting with the most recent ones and where possible, send copies of the actual articles as an annex.

Please note that the Nomination Form is a prerequisite, and should also be submitted for a submission to be considered.



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