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International Awards

Since 1988, Naga City has built a reputation for being a model local government unit that pioneered innovations in local governance. This is attested to by more than 189 international, national and regional awards and individual recognition.


Most Inspiring Innovation in E-Government & Participatory Innovations
given by the National University of Singapore at the Lee Kwan Yu School of Public Policy, Singapore |
August 5-7, 2014


Freedom Project Winner 2012
City Advisory on Overseas Filipinos (CACOF)
given by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation fro Freedom in the Philippines at the Hotel H2O, Manila, Philippines | December 5, 2012


Housing Rights Protector Award
Center for Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Geneva, Switzerland
City Government of Naga honored with Housing Rights Protector Award for its exceptional commitment to the human right to adequate housing | December 5, 2007

2005 – 2006

Cost Effective (City Category) in the search for Asian Cities and Regions of the Future (for year 2005-2006)
Conferred by London-based Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Magazine
London, United Kingdom


Global 107 Best Practices, 2004 Dubai International Awards
i-Governance Program of Naga City (Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment)
Conferred by the United Nations – Habitat and the Municipality of Dubai

Recipient, United Nations Public Service Awards
Application of Information and Technology (ICT) in Local Government: Local eGovernment
Conferred by the United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Public Service Day | June 23, 2004

Recipient, Award for Women-Friendly City
Contest of Gender Responsive Local Government for Asia Pacific
Conferred by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Fukouka , Japan | March 8, 2004


Recipient, CyberCity Award for Asia-Pacific
For Developing Effective & Efficient Model of Utlizing ICT for promoting good governance
Conferred by Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Finalist, World Habitat 2002
Naga Kaantabay sa Kauswagan Program
Conferred by the Building and Social Foundation and UN-HABITAT
World Habitat Day | Brussels, Belgium


Finalist, World Habitat 2001
Naga Kaantabay sa Kauswagan Program
Conferred by the United Nations Center for Housing Settlement (UNCHS)


Acclaimed as one of the Most Improved Cities in Asia
Asiaweek Magazine, November 1999


Awards Winner, Naga City Participatory Planning Initiatives
1998 Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment
Municipality of Dubai and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT)
Municipality of Dubai, United Arab Emirates


HABITAT II TOP 40 Best Practices
Naga Kaantabay sa Kauswagan Program
United Nations Center for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
Istanbul, Turkey