INNOVATE SHELTER AND SANITATION

The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum celebrates avant-garde and cutting-edge housing technologies. The INNOVATE.SHELTER AND INNOVATE.SANITATON Competition is one such platform provided to organizations to encourage the conception, development and implementation of inventive projects that address housing needs to provide sustainable solutions for the same.

Inspired by the forum’s thematic focus on ‘Affordable Housing and Sanitation Ecosystems’, two organizations shall be selected to have their project featured at the INNOVATE.SHELTER catalogue, distributed to all attendees of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum. The top two innovations shall also be invited to present during the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum at New Delhi.

The housing and sanitation sector is in constant need of context specific, efficient and scale-able designs. In light of the New Urban Agenda, housing and sanitation are some of the priority sectors which are in a pursuit to better the lives of many.

Eligibility

The competition is open to organizations from any sector, including non-profit organizations, startups, social enterprises, private businesses, multilateral and public entities, academia or any combination of these organizations that are interested in sharing concrete initiatives and solutions to issues related to inadequate housing and improper sanitation in Asia-Pacific.

Selection Process

Projects will be reviewed by a Habitat for Humanity India panel and judged according to the selection criteria and their relevance to the Housing Forum’s objectives and tracks. The panel shall shortlist six submissions to present to the Steering Committee, who shall make the final selection of two innovative projects (one each for shelter and sanitation) to be included in the catalogue.

How Can You Apply?

  • Click here to download the form. (Form attached separately)
  • Submit your completed form to housingforum@hfhindia.org with the subject line Innovate.Shelter and Innovate.Sanitation

Winner benefits

  • One complimentary pass shall be awarded to each winner to attend the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum on July 6th and 7th July 2017.
  • Space in the exhibition area to display the project and/or products.
  • 15 min slot each to present their paper at APHF6 on day 2 from 9 to 9:30 am.
  • Their article shall be featured in the APHF6 brochure to be distributed to all attendees of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in India.
  • Airfare to and fro to New Delhi shall be provided to the Winner (One).

Entry Details

  • A maximum 10 page paper regarding the technology must be shared.
  • Deadline for applications: 5th June, 2017
  • Declaration of the winner 20th June, 2017
  • Entries restricted to India

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is open to residents of India who are aged 18 years or over except employees of Habitat for Humanity, India and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organization or judging of the competition.
  • Those interested in taking part in the competition can download the application form from the Housing Forum’s website.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via [housingforum@hfhindia.org].
  • Only one entry shall be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person shall be disqualified.
  • One winner shall be selected for each housing and sanitation, at the complete discretion of the judging panel selected.
  • The decision of the winner shall be final and binding with no exceptions.
  • Closing date for entry will be 5th June 2017. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • Habitat for Humanity India reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of HFHI control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by HFHI.
  • Habitat for Humanity India reserves the right to void the contest in case a minimum of 10 entries do not reach by the closing date as mentioned to hold the competition.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by the Law of India and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by the Law of India and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.
  • Only airfare travel will be compensated for within India to Delhi for the APHF6 event – held on 6th and 7th of July, 2017