The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group will award the "Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA)" on the Culture Stage on 18 November 2021 at 6 PM at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The award recognizes outstanding initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and exchange. To honour the awardees, H.E. Mrs. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, will attend the ceremony. On the occasion of Expo 2020 Dubai's "Tolerance and Inclusivity" theme week, this year's award ceremony will take place at the German Expo Pavilion.


The winners of this years Intercultural Innovation Award are:

International Trustbuilding – Initiatives of Change International
International Trustbuilding prioritizes the needs of communities in conflict, supporting open dialogues and building bridges between different communities. (Switzerland)

Knitting for a better future – La Cana, productos con causa
La Cana is a social enterprise that supports incarcerated women by creating fair employment and providing skills training and consequently addressing social issues. (Mexico)

Dialogue on the Human Fraternity Document – Mediterranean Youth Foundation
This project serves as the first youth dialogue in the world on the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. (Egypt)

MITTI Café Inclusion with every meal – Mitti Social Initiative Foundation
MITTI Café implements inclusive cafés managed by people with disabilities, that connect people, generate livelihoods, and create awareness about inclusion through the medium of food. (India)

Arrival Advisor – Peacegeeks Society
Arrival Advisors connects refugees and immigrants to trusted settlement and service information so they can plan their settlement journey in Canada. (Canada)

Emerging Leaders – Place Network
PLACE enables newcomers (including refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants) to be credible leaders, influential contributors and active shapers of European host societies. (France)

Politize! Ambassadors Program: Promoting Civic Empowerment For All – Politize! Civic Education Institute 
Ambassadors Program Politize! provides knowledge, training and experiences to build a new generation of citizens aware of and committed to democracy. (Brazil)

Always Remember, Never Forget - Spielen in der Stadt
This project aims to make memories visible again, inviting people of every background to explore history through the body, offering simple but artistic, creative and performative approaches. (Germany)

Creative Youth Booth Camp: Art for Social Transformation – Street Project Foundation
The Creative Youth Booth Camp galvanizes young individuals in Nigeria to co-create, using performing arts as a tool to confront social issues. (Nigeria)

SMART Advocates: For effective dialogue to address the grassroots conflicts – Strengthening Youth Leadership Collective (Sri Lanka)