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Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements Architecture and Public Administration Competition

Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements Architecture and Public Administration Competition

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International Development in Action (IDeA), a nonprofit organization incorporated in New York State,  challenges the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for a vulnerable population (adolescents, single mothers, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements in Kenya, Jordan and Germany.

Refugee livelihoods in transitional settlements have become a crucial topic in contemporary geopolitical relations.

Most inhabitants in refugee settlements rely on humanitarian aid and cannot fully exercise their agency and skill sets. A marketplace can become an embodiment of dignity and resilience that respects refugee inhabitants’ autonomy, creativity and capability. Through trading activities, refugee inhabitants can connect with the world and future beyond the settlements.

Prize: Total: $30,000

1 Overall Winning Team  $3,000

One overall winning team will be selected at the final symposium and rewarded an additional $3,000.

3 Winning Teams  $7,000 Per Team

Each winning team will be awarded a cash prize of $3,000, and round trip flight tickets and accommodation in New York City worth $4,000 per team (maximum 2 people per team). Winning teams will participate in an immersive 24-hour workshop, and present their proposals at a symposium to policy makers, architects, academics, NGOs, and philanthropists.

6 Honorable Mentions $1,000 Per Team

* All awarded proposals will be presented to a group of related humanitarian organizations and philanthropies with credits to participants.

Timeline

Registration (rolling basis): Nov. 14, 2016 11:59 PM EST - Feb. 1, 2017 11:59 PM EST

$30 early (Nov 14 - Dec 3, 2016)

$50 regular (Dec 4 - Dec 31, 2016)

$70 late (Jan 1 - Feb 1, 2017)

Submission: Dec. 3, 2016 11:59 PM EST - Feb. 1, 2017 11:59 PM EST

For further information, please visit: http://www.idevelopment.us/

or contact: info@idevelopment.us

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