Dubai International Award

UMC’s project ‘The City Links Post Tsunami Recovery Initiative’ was adjudged best practice by Dubai International Award for Best Practices in 2008. Undertaken by ICMA/UMC supported by USAID and Government of Tamil Nadu, India, the initiative established partnership between the tsunami hit Indian municipalities of Cuddalore and Nagapattinam with cities of Florida, USA. The partnership provided technical assistance, capacity building and focused exchanges, complemented by small and targeted project assistance funding to support the recovery of these communities.

(The Dubai International Award for Best Practices was established in 1995 after the late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to honor and recognize best practices with maximum impact on living conditions and environment)