Riyadh shall be witnessing a developmental event with the participation of international experts, as the Committee of AGFUND International Prize for the Pioneering Human Development Projects, shall hold its 13th Meeting under the Chairmanship of His Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz, the President of the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND). This meeting is scheduled be held on Wednesday, January 11,2012 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh and comes in order to approve the AGFUND Prize winning projects in the year, 2011 and the prize subjects for the year, 2012. The total number of projects nominated for the Prize in its four categories, reached 73 projects from 66 countries. The Prize subject that these projects competed about was: “Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurships and Job Opportunities”
- First Category: The role of international organizations in supporting the developing countries’ national policies and programs for empowering youth through entrepreneurships and job opportunities. (For projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations)
- Second Category: NGOs-led efforts to empowering youth through entrepreneurships and job opportunities. (For projects implemented by national NGOs).
- Third Category: The governmental bodies’ efforts in adoption of pioneering entrepreneurships for empowering youth and increasing their job opportunities. ((For projects by government ministries and public institutions).
- Fourth Category: Individual-led efforts to empowering youth through entrepreneurships and job opportunities. (For projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals).