Kuwait’s 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize for Development in Africa Awarded Jointly To Nigerian and Peruvian Researchers For Tackling Undernourishment Across Africa

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 10:52 GMT

The 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize designed to promote development in Africa has been awarded jointly to two research organizations, the International Potato Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. Both were honored for ground-breaking studies on the causes of undernourishment and solutions.


Kuwait’s Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize For Africa Development Awarded to Professor Kevin Marsh For Tackling Malaria In Children

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2016 13:17 GMT

The Kuwait-sponsored Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize for African Development has been awarded to Britain’s Professor Kevin Marsh of the University of Oxford and African Academy of Sciences, Kenya, for his efforts to control and eradicate childhood malaria.


Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Announces winners for Health and Food Security Categories

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 11:41 GMT

The winners of the Kuwait-sponsored, Al-Sumait 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award have been announced by the prestigious Board of Trustees at a meeting October 1, 2016, in Kuwait City.


Al-Sumait Prize Winners For 2015 Health Award And 2016 Food Security Award To Be Announced In Kuwait On October 17, 2016

News   •   Oct 13, 2016 12:05 GMT

The winning recipients of the prestigious Al-Sumait Prizes for the two categories of Health and Food Security will be announced at a Board of Trustees meeting In Kuwait City on Monday October 17, 2016.


Al-Sumait Prizes for Health and Food Security Advances in Africa, Finalists Selected

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 15:01 GMT

Selection panels for Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for Health and Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security in Africa have met this week in Kuwait City to select winning nominees for final consideration and approval by the Board of Trustees of Al-Sumait Prize on Monday, October 17, 2016.


Nomination period closed for Al-Sumait Food Security Prize, shortlist chosen from 49 applicants

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2016 07:18 GMT

The Nomination & Search Committee of the Kuwait-sponsored Al-Sumait Food Security Prize has prepared a shortlist of potential winners from the total 49 nominations for the award that closed for entries on June 30, 2016. The laureates of both cycles of the Prize will be announced by the Board of Trustees.


New White Paper on Food Security in Africa

News   •   May 24, 2016 19:40 GMT

A call to action for increased Food Security efforts in Africa issued in new White Paper from Kuwait's Al-Sumait Prize for African Development


Kuwait Extends Nomination Period For The 2016 Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 17:12 GMT

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2016 Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security in Africa to June 30th, 2016. Nomination forms are available for download at http://alsumaitprize.org/nominations/


Kuwait Announces 80 Nominations Received For The 2015 AL-SUMAIT Prize For Health

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2016 08:54 GMT

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)  has announced that 80 nominations from around the world have been received for the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for Health Development In Africa, which closed for entries at the end of February 2016.


Health Challenges in Africa

News   •   Mar 30, 2016 09:23 GMT

A White Paper examining the health challenges in Africa has been issued as part of the Kuwait-sponsored AL-SUMAIT PRIZE initiative, an annual award managed by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure development in the African continent.

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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.