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Housing Monitor: Monitoring and Advocating the Right to Housing for Vulnerable Communities

2021 Gold | Lebanon

Housing injustice is a growing problem in Lebanon, where government policies provide very few protections for …

Dzivarasekwa Slum Upgrading

2019 Bronze | Zimbabwe

Following independence in 1980, Zimbabwe experienced massive rural to urban migration, but a lack of housing d…

Plastic bottle houses for Sahrawi refugees

2018 Finalist | Algeria

Like most settlements of their kind, the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria were only ever meant to be a tempora…

‘Model Street’ – making cities together

2018 Finalist | Kenya

The Dandora dumpsite is the largest informal landfill site in East Africa, stretching out over 30 acres in the…


2018 Finalist | Rwanda

Around 1.4 billion people worldwide live in homes with dirt floors. This includes three in every four Rwandans…

Building Malaria Prevention

2017 Finalist | Cameroon

The project seeks to reduce the incidence of malaria by implementing home improvements that reduce the number…

A Roof, A Skill, A Market

2016 Winner | Burkina Faso

This project revives the ancient Egyptian architectural approach of using sun-dried mud bricks to create va…

Passiv Solar Verandas

2016 Finalist | Afghanistan

Passiv Solar Verandas are wood-framed structures built against the south-facing wall of a house. The project …

Urban Shelter Project

2016 Finalist | Jordan

The Urban Shelter Project creates new housing units in Jordan for Syrian refugees to live in rent-free for 18…

Promoting Eco-sanitation in Informal Settlements

2016 Finalist | Kenya

Through this eco-sanitation project, the Umande Trust seeks to involve marginalised communities living in urb…