A blog by Shelter and Settlements Alternatives:
Uganda Human Settlements Network (SSA: UHSNET)
Monday, 17 September 2012
Call for concept Ideas towards adequate housing
Competition for innovative ideas towards adequate housing
The Search for innovative solutions to attain adequate housing in cities and urban communities in Uganda is on:
The Habitat Agenda defines "adequate housing" as "more than a roof over one's head. It also means adequate privacy; adequate space; physical accessibility; adequate security; security of tenure; structural stability and durability; adequate lighting, heating and ventilation; adequate basic infrastructure, such as water supply, sanitation and waste management facilities; suitable environmental quality and healthrelated factors; and adequate and accessible location with regard to work and basic facilities, all of which should be available at an affordable cost.
In regard to the above, the Network has earmarked more than 2,000 $ to reward individuals, community groups and civil society organizations that come up with the best innovative ideas on how to achieve adequate housing in cities and urban communities of Uganda.
Students, Community Based Organizations and Civil Society Organizations will compete for top cash prizes in a challenge dubbed: The Search for innovative solutions to attain adequate housing in cities and urban communities in Uganda.
Participants are expected to come up with innovative ideas on addressing the problem of inadequate housing in Cities and urban communities in Uganda. The submitted ideas will be ranked and authors of the top ideas will be invited to participate in a knowledge sharing and exchange event at which all best practices and lessons in the housing sector will be publicized and rewarded with cash prizes, t-shirts, magazines, calendars, caps, pens etc.