At the Award Ceremony of Prince Talal Prize Celebration in Geneva, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal: Continuous Efforts Made to Confront Climate Change
HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) and chairman of the prize committee, invited partners to submit more nominations for Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development on the theme of “Climate Action” and to promote the partnerships with AGFUND to replicate and scale up the winning projects of Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development.
This was stated yesterday, 15/12/2021, at the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilization Room when HRH was giving his speech at the annual award ceremony of Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development held to honor four winners of the prize on the theme of “Ending Hunger, Achieving Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture”. HRH Prince Abdul Aziz highlighted AGFUND, is open to the other development approaches to serve humanity and humans needs and thus achieve the SDGs.
“On behalf of the prize committee, I wish to thank HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Talal, President of AGFUND and the Chairman of the Prize Committee, on making sure the Prize will thrive. I would also like to express the committee's congratulations and gratitude to the award winners for their dedicated work in the field of Zero Hunger” Her Majesty Queen Sofia
“I encourage everyone to look around for inspiring projects addressing climate change and amplifying climate action and nominate them for the prestigious award.” Mr. Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR
“Prince Talal’s wide-ranging and inspiring philanthropy over three decades has contributed to human development and a better world. The international community remains grateful for his pioneering development and humanitarian programs which support the disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalized groups of our society” Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva(UN Geneva)
“We are honoring 4 winning projects after competing with 98 projects from 42 countries. so congratulations to them, and thanks for their efforts, hard work, dedication and efficiency in achieving the goals of their projects, which contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.” Mr. Nasser Alkahtani, the Executive Director of AGFUND
The winners of the 2020 Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development were as follows:
The winner of the first $400,000 category prize is “Jersey Inka Nziza Project” implemented in Rwanda by Send a Cow.
The winner of the second $300,000 category prize is the project “Seeds of Hope” from Palestine which was implemented by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).
The winner of the third $200,000 category prize is the project “Building Resilience to Recurring Food Insecurity Program” which was implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Hydro-Agricultural Development in Burkina Faso.
The winner of the fourth $100,000 category prize is the project “Nourishing the Future Generation Through Community-Based Supplemental Feeding and Family
Backyard Gardening Promotion”, which was implemented by Noemi T.Cabaddu from the Philippines.
Representatives from UN and international organizations and the diplomatic sector, development experts, and the prize committee members attended the celebration. Besides, Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Member of Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva), and Mr. Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR, and Mr. Nasser Alkahtani, the Executive Director of AGFUND, were among the speakers of the ceremony’s opening.