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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…

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3 Joint Winners of Million Dollar 2018 Al Sumait Prize for Health Announced

The prize amount of one million US dollars, offered by the State of Kuwait, is awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the three fields of Food Security, Health and Education

Three joint winners of the 2018 cycle of Al Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Health have been endorsed by the award’s Board of Trustees, in recognition of their exemplary work in health improvement on the African continent.  Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees has decided to award half of the Prize to Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the…

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Al-Sumait Prize 2019 Invitation 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), and has a value of $1,000,000 (One million US dollars)

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 described an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

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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

The 2017 Al-Sumait Education category award went to the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Kenya

His Highness Deputy Amir Crown Prince Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah awarded the 2017 prize, which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal and shield at a special ceremony yesterday morning in Kuwait. The 2017 Al-Sumait Education category award went to the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Kenya, for their…

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

The recipient organization of the US$1million prize of this prestigious award is the African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Nairobi, Kenya

Laureate for the 2017 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitPrize.org) 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…

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Video News Release: Al Sumait Awards Ceremony in Malabo Equatorial Guinea (November 23)

A one million dollar prize for pioneers in research and grass root initiatives to effect positive change for African Development

A one million dollar prize for pioneers in research and grass root initiatives to effect positive change for African Development in Categories of Health, Food Security and Education (www.AlSumaitPrize.org). Content and organization Al-Sumait prize For African Development Board of Trustee Members Explain the vision and mission of the awards –…

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announces Winners for Health and Food Security Categories

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 in Kuwait City

Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org/) honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of ten millions of children across the continent. The Board awarded the 2015 Al-Sumait Prize for Health to Professor Kevin…