Vie for Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Award 2019

05 sept 2019
 Office des Nations Unies à Nairobi (UNON), au Kenya   05/09 - 06/09/2019

Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA)is a worldwide prize annually awarded by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and supported by renowned international organizations including UN Environment, and it is focused on promoting the implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, notably goal 11. It has been successfully held for 13 times to date and the awardees come from different parts of the world. GFHS Secretariat accepts applications all year round, from cities, towns, scenic spots, communities, entities and individuals including children.


Deadline for SCAHSA 2019 Applications and Nominations: July 15, 2019.

SCAHSA 2019, will be hosted as one of the highlights of 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019), which will be held in 5-6 September 2019 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), KenyaThe forum will focus on the theme “Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era."

GFHS 2019 will explore in-depth how to harness the huge opportunities arising from the digital revolution, to upgrade the planning, construction and management of cities and human settlements and make them greener, smarter and more sustainable. This would promote enhanced green growth, poverty alleviation, urban resilience, ecosystem conservation, livability and inclusiveness as well as respond more effectively to climate change, while fostering innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities, and building stronger, enhanced, and lasting partnerships for sustainability, thereby realizing SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda. Concerned national dignitaries, senior UN officials, mayors, heads of multinational corporations, well-known experts and scholars will attend the conference and contribute to its deliberations and outcome.

GFHS 2019 aims to provide a valuable platform for high-level dialogue among participating stakeholders from around the world to explore the opportunities and challenges the digital revolution brings to sustainable cities and human settlements, and to share innovative policies, strategies, technologies and examples on the sustainable development of cities and human settlements. It also commits to strengthen capacity building, foster new partnerships, accelerate effective actions, and support various parts of Africa to develop green sustainable economy, to promote pragmatic cooperation in the context of the “Belt and Road Initiative” and to drive progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda.

GFHS 2019 will be co-organized by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and the World Urban Campaign (WUC), in cooperation with the Global One Belt One Road Association (GOBA), the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and related UN agencies. 



More information:

Contact: Sabrina

Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)



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