4 Projects won AGFUND Prize 2015
Four projects won AGFUND Prize 2015 in the field of alleviation of unemployment among youth “Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people” is subject for AGFUND Prize 2016
The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) announced the winners of its International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2015 in the field of alleviation of unemployment among youth. These projects were approved by the Prize Committee in its 17th Meeting, which was held in Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates on Monday, 14 March 2016, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, Member of AGFUND Prize Committee, on behalf of HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, President of AGFUND.
The Committee also approved “Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people” as subject for AGFUND International Prize 2016. The Committee approved three winners from among 64 projects benefiting 34 countries. The winner of the First Category Prize (US$ 200,000), which is allocated for projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations, is “ Programming for the Future”, which was located in Morocco, as well as in South Africa, Spain, Brazil and Argentina, and was implemented by Education For Employment (EFE) with the support of Accenture. The Second Category (US $ 150,000) allocated for projects implemented by NGOs was approved for “Technical and Vocational Education and Training, implemented by “Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) in Bangladesh. The Third Category (US $ 100,000) allocated for projects implemented by government agencies was approved for “Training for Employment and for Human Development implemented by Training and Employment Enabling Unit – Secretary of Economic Development – City of Medellin in Colombia. The Fourth Category Prize) US$ 50,000) specified for projects Implemented by Individuals was approved for the Project “ Saudi women Creativity Center”, implemented in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, upon the initiative and effort of Ms. Ayisha Bint Mohammed Yahya Alshabaily. It is worth mentioning that the qualified nominations are evaluated by evaluators, who are well experts in the development fields. The evaluation process is undertaken based on the criteria specified in the Prize statute. The Prize Committee membership comprises a number of renowned international figures representing the world regions, namely: Her Majesty the Queen Sofía (Kingdom of Spain) Executive President of the Queen Sofía Foundation, Mrs. Mercedes Menafra, Former First Lady of Uruguay, President of Honour, HECHO ACA – Todos Por Uruguay, H. E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, Chairman of Yunus Social Business and Noble Peace Prize Laureate 2006 and Dr. Y. S. Abdulai, Former Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).