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WHO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

US$1Million Al-Sumait Prize Focuses on Health in 2021

Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness-World Heath Organization (WHO), Dr Jaouad Mahjour, has joined the Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees representing the WHO. Dr Jaouad Mahjour is an expert in public health, international health regulations and health security. He brings a wide range of leadership experience in assessing communicable diseases…

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Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development says new Director General of KFAS

Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel succeeds Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, who retired earlier this year, and had served as Director General of KFAS since 2011

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (www.KFAS.org) announced the appointment of Dr. Khaled Ali Al-Fadhel as the new Director General of the Foundation in March. In this capacity, he will also serve on the Board of Trustees for the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org). Dr. Al-Fadhel…

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category

Nominations for the US $ 1 Million Prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30, 2021

Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitPrize.org), Health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving health challenges in Africa, with a special focus in the 2021 cycle on the utilization of effective frameworks and programs to resolve and manage health crises such as SARS, COVID-19, and infectious…

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Two organizations have been named laureates of the US$1million 2020 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field of education

Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy are recognized for their dedication and outstanding innovative achievements in the field of education in Africa

Laureates for the 2020 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Education have been endorsed by the Prize’s Board of Trustees for their outstanding work in educational development in Africa. The 2020 prestigious Al-Sumait Prize is jointly awarded to Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language…

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The joint winners of Kuwait's Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Food Security received their award at a special ceremony held in Kuwait City

Al-Sumait Prize for African Development is designed to reward innovative and inspiring initiatives and research by individuals and organizations

The Deputy of His Highness The Amir of Kuwait, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah awarded the 2019 AlSumait Prize (AlSumaitPrize.org), which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal, and a plaque at a special ceremony held at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait. The joint winners of…

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Al-Sumait Prize 2020 Call for Nominations

The Prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the proposed three fields (Food Security, Health and Education)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative established an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

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Al-Sumait Prize Board of Trustees announced joint winners for the US$1million prestigious award in the 2019 cycle in the field of food security in recognition of their exemplary work in agriculture development in the African continent

Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees of the Al Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) has decided to jointly award the Million Dollar 2019 Prize in the field of food security to: The Africa Rice Center (Based in Cote d’ivoire) for its important…

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Deputy Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to join Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

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

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (http://KFAS.org.kw) confirmed today that Daniel Gustafson Deputy Director-General (DDG) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been officially invited to join the Al Sumait Prize for African Development Board of Trustees. The official invitation from Minister…

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To date US 1Million Al Sumait Prize for African Development Food Security has received almost 30 Nominations

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

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (http://KFAS.org) has announced almost 30 nominations from around the world have been received so far for the US$1Million Food Security category of the 2019 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development, which closes for entries at the end of April 2018. The annual…

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Kuwait December 5, 2018 – The joint winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2018 received their prizes from His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait

The award recognizes and honours individuals or institutions that help advance economic and social development, human resources development and infrastructure in Africa

His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the Amir of the State of Kuwait awarded the 2018 Al-Sumait prize (www.ALSumaitPrize.org), which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal and shield at a special ceremony this morning in Kuwait. The co recipients of the 2018 Al-Sumait Prize for research that…