Leaders of Arab and African Nations Celebrate Inaugural Awards Ceremony of Al-Sumait Prize For African Development For Health And Food Security

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2016 01:32 GMT

The winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2015 and 2016 in the fields of health and food security have received their awards at a special gala ceremony during the fourth Africa-Arab summit in Equatorial Guinea.

Kuwait Invites Nominations for 2019 US1Million Al-Sumait Prize For Food Security In Africa

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 07:26 GMT

Kuwait has announced the opening of the nomination period of the 2019 US1Million Al-Sumait Prize - for Food Security in Africa . The 2019 cycle of the prize is focussed on Food Security on the African Continent and nominations for Individuals and or Non Government Organizations have been requested by the Prizes Board of Trustees.

Record Number of Nominations recieved for US$1Million Al Sumait Prize for African Development

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 09:33 GMT

Al Sumait Prize for African Development announced today in Kuwait that the recently closed nominations cycle for the US$1Million health category of the prize has recieved almost double the amount of qualified submisions than the last prize. 108 nominations were recieved from over 35 countries for Organizations and Individuals working to improve health across the continent of Africa.

Kuwait Announces 50 Nominations received so Far for US$1million 2018 Al-Sumait Prize, Health Category

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 08:10 GMT

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced that almost 50 nominations from around the world have been received for the US$1Million 2018 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the Health Category, which closes for entries at the end of June 2018.

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Announces Opening of Nominations in Health Category for 2018

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 12:00 GMT

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announces the opening of the nomination period for the 2018 Health Cycle of the Prize. Nominations for pioneers in health; research, projects or initiaitves that have or will positively impact Africa as a whole or partly are kindly requested to be sent on or before the 30th June 2018.

FAWE the winner of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2017 in the field of Education received their award at a special ceremony held in Kuwait City

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2017 12:19 GMT

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) recipients of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for the Education category received their prize at a prestigious awards ceremony on December 13 2017 in Kuwait City.

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Award For Education To Be Handed Over To The Winner At Special Event in Kuwait City on 13th December 2017

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 09:25 GMT

The laureate of the US$1million 2017 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field ofEducation has been announced following its Board of Trustees meeting in Kuwait City

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2017 08:00 GMT

Laureate for the 2017 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Education has been endorsed by the Prize’s Board of Trustees for its exemplary work in Education development in Africa. The recipient organization of the US$1million prize of this prestigious award is The African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Nairobi, Kenya.

Innaugural Al-Sumait Prize winner donates entire one million dollar prize to African Science Development

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2017 09:02 GMT

Oxford Professor Kevin Marsh has donated his entire one million dollar prize winnings from the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development to the furthering of Science and Research development in Africa. The Professor was awarded the prize for his work in Malaria research, at the African Arab Summit in November 2016 in Malabo.

Nomination period closed for Al-Sumait Education Prize, over 50 qualified nominations recieved.

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

Kuwait City, August 1, 2017 – The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced that over 50 nominations from around the world have been received for the 2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in its Education Category, which closed for nominations yesterday

The nominations received comprised of prominent individuals, institutes, organizations and NGO’s working to develop and promote education as a main vehicle to drive socio-economic development in Africa.

The nominee’s dossiers will be reviewed and screened by a panel of experts in Kuwait, headed by Professor Qasem Al-Saraf of Kuwait University to ensure that all applicants fulfil the basic requirements of the prize and then a short list of potential laureates will be produced. The final evaluation stage is entrusted to a Selection Panel composed of prominent international experts in the field, which will meets in Kuwait during October 2017, to study the shortlisted cases and reports of the evaluation team they will then recommend winner(s) of the Prize to the Board of Trustees

The eventual winner(s) of the prize will be selected by the Al-Sumait Board of Trustees, which comprises prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.

Other trustees include Mr Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Kwaku Aning, Deputy Director General and Head of Department at the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Mr Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.

“An exceptional number of praise-worthy nominations have been received from both individuals and organizations for the Al-Sumait Prize Education Category, which provides a great opportunity to promote pioneering education development throughout Africa by bringing scientific, technological and social ideas to life,” says Dr Mustafa Marafi head of the KFAS Prizes Office.

The annual Al-Sumait prize, which is worth one million dollars, is awarded for significant advances in development in the categories of health, food security and education for Africa. Announced by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit, the aim of Al-Sumait Health Prize is to contribute significantly to solve major health development challenges facing African nations. The prize celebrates the life of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa.

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Kuwait's Al-Sumait Prizes are a set of annual awards designed to honor significant advances in the fields of food security, health and education in Africa. Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education. The objective of the prizes is to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa. www.alsumaitprize.org

Kuwait City, August 1, 2017 – The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced that over 50 nominations from around the world have been received for the 2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in its Education Category, which closed for nominations yesterday (31st August 2017).

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About Al-Sumait Prize

Advancing economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure across Africa

Al-Sumait Prize was launched in December 2015 based on an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait. The prize honors individuals or institutions who help to advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in the African continent.

The prize is awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of three proposed fields – Food Security, Health, and Education – and has a value of $1,000,000 (One million US dollars). The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and the Board of Trustees for the prize oversee the prize.

Celebrating the life of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa, the avowed aim of the awards is to contribute significantly to solving major development challenges facing African nations.

The A-Sumait Board of Trustees is composed of prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. The Board is chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Chairperson of the Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Prize.

Other board members include Mr. Abdulatif Al-Hamad , Director General and Chairman of Board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Former President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Kwaku Aning, Former Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Tareq Al-Mutawa , Executive Member of the Board of Public Gathering Charity Committee and Director General and Chairman of Board of Sadeer Company for Trading and Contracting, and Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

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  • Al-Sumait Prize
  • Ahmad Al Jaber St., Sharq
  • PO BOX 25263 Kuwait City
  • State of Kuwait