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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.

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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.

For more information, visit www.alsumaitprize.org or contact the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

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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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Al Sumait Prize publishes white paper on Education Challenges facing Afrcia

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2017 12:03 GMT

This white paper examines the complex issues affecting education development in Africa and present the key initiatives that are being implemented to improve access to education for all across the continent

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$1Million Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Nominations Deadline Extended to end of July for Education Prize

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 12:26 GMT

The nomination period for Kuwait’s $1 Million Al-Sumait Prize for African Development has been extended the to the end of July 2017 for the education prize. The Education Prize is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering contributions in education anywhere in Africa.

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Kuwait Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Nominations Deadline Extended For 2017 Education Award to June

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2017 12:31 GMT

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development has extended the deadline for nominations for its 2017 award for education to June 2017. The Education Prize is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering contributions across the education spectrum in Africa

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Kuwait Al-Sumait Prize For African Development Calls For Nominations For 2017 Education Award

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2017 15:33 GMT

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development has called for nominations for its 2017 award for education. The Education Prize is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering contributions across the education spectrum in Africa

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Kuwait Al-Sumait Prize For African Development To Continue With Nomination Process Opening For 2017 Education Award

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2016 07:27 GMT

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development said today it will open its 2017 award for education for nominations during December 2016.

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Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Awards For Health And Food Security To Be Handed Over To The Winners At Africa-Arab Summit in Equatorial Guinea On November 22

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 19:52 GMT

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development awards for the Health and Food Security categories will be handed out at a glittering ceremony on November 22 during the Fourth Africa-Arab Summit in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo.

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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.

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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.

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.

Address

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