IHS Alumni International Award is an initiative of IHS Alumni International to identify, recognize and award individuals and/or institutions from around the world who contribute to urban management and development, through outstanding initiatives and innovative practices.
Out of a deep sense of conviction that cities are the engines of growth for both developed and developing nations and with the support of IHS, the global, diverse IHS alumni network wished to support the work and dedication of urban professionals who have established initiatives and innovative best practices for an improved quality of urban life.
The Urban Professional Award is meant to honour an inspiring urban professional, who has had a significant impact on their city and who, through visionary leadership, strong motivation and commitment, has managed to bring a radical change to their country’s development and empower future city-changers.
The Youth Urban Professional Award category aims to reward a young urban professional/organisation, for their exceptional work in the urban field. This award presents a unique opportunity to acknowledge one young urban professional for their exemplary and outstanding contribution to the management and development of urban spaces and the promotion of more livable cities.