Delhi, India, 3 December 2021 – For the second year running the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has won two important awards from UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific regional office – for its holistic urban revitalisation of Delhi’s historic Nizamuddin Basti. The prizes include:
- The 2021 Award for Excellence, the highest level of achievement in the conservation category
- The 2021 Award for Special Recognition for Sustainable Development
Since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme has been “recognising the efforts of private individuals and organisations in restoring, conserving and transforming structures and buildings of distinct heritage value in the region”.