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UNICEF launches awards for Child Friendly Cities Initiatives

This year the first-ever Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Inspire Awards will take place. UNICEF has created these awards to celebrate good and innovative projects that improve the lives of children at the local level. All Child-Friendly Cities and communities are invited to participate in the competition and to send their submissions until the 31st of July.

Submissions should fit one of the six categories; Non-discrimination and equity, Meaningful child participation,  Child-friendly social services Secure, Safe and clean environments, Family life, play and leisure or Child-friendly governance. The categories are based on the CFCI Goals and Results Areas in the CFCI Handbook.

For each category, there will be a winner who will be awarded a trophy and be featured at the Child Friendly Cities Summit and on the CFCI website.

All cities and communities participating in the Child Friendly Cities Initiative can participate in the competition with several projects, however, one same project can only be submitted for maximal two categories. In late August a selection of shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short video of maximum 2:00 minutes. The videos will then be open to public voting on the CFCI website. The winners for each category will be selected based on a combination of technical review and their number of votes.

All entries submitted to the CFCI Inspire Awards 2019 will be globally published in an electronic booklet.

For more information and to make a submission click here.

Author: Julia Zvobgo

Julia Zvobgo is a Cultural Anthropologist. She is also the Community Manager and Events Manager of Child in the City.

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