IHS Alumni Impact Award

About the award

The IHS Alumni Impact Award aims to showcase and support worldwide initiatives and projects of IHS alumni, which make an impact on the local community. It is a celebration of city changers and inspiring urban initiatives. This year, the award will take place in November 2024, in Cairo, Egypt, during the World Urban Forum.

The IHS Alumni Impact Award competition is now open for submissions! 
We welcome worldwide applicants, with a special focus on African countries. We hope to do this more in the future, by highlighting projects from various regions. If you are an IHS Alumnus and the founder of a small-scale urban project or initiative, don't hesitate to enter the competition and get a chance to win the €3000 prize.

Who can apply

Any small-scale urban project or initiative is welcome, as long as:

  • Alumni are involved in the initiative themselves.
  • The initiative already exists and has activities in the local community.
  • it is closely linked to urban development;
  • it brings a local impact;
  • it aligns with SDG11 and the three core themes of the World Urban Forum: Urban Sustainability, Resilience and Inclusion. 

How to apply

You must complete the form and submit your urban initiative or project to the competition at the link below, before the 1st of May!

More information

Do you want to know more about the award structure and stages? Check the graphic below for an overview of the process.
If you have questions, please contact us at alumni@ihs.nl 

Curious about the last edition's contestants and winners?
Check out all the past submissions and watch the webinar with the three finalists.

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