The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) Prize
Deadline: 31 May 2012
Open to: NGOs, INGOs, regional organizations, ministries, public agencies, universities, research centers and the UN
Grant: Over $500,000 allocated in four categories
AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects was established in 1999 by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in the areas of human development. The idea of the Prize was stemmed from AGFUND’s approach to enhance development performance and support key development projects in order to achieve the goal of sustainability and investment in people.
In this sense, AGFUND Prize is considered to be the first initiative of its kind to identify successful development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute to the improvement of development work. It is also an innovative approach and a strategic instrument to exchange successful experiences to strengthen the mechanisms of development cooperation and project funding with special emphasis on the most prominent factors that militate against development and affect the vulnerable groups, particularly women and children in developing countries. These include poverty, social exclusion, socio-economic marginalization, education and health.
Nominations are now open for the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects 2012.
- Support the distinguished efforts aiming at promoting the concepts of human development.
- Highlight the best practices in development, which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and the disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children.
- Enhance the exchange dissemination of the successful development experiences.
- Develop better mechanisms to solve the problems of poverty and marginalization of vulnerable groups.
- First Category: Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs.
- Second Category: Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by national NGOs.
- Third Category: Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by government ministries and public agencies.
- Fourth Category: Projects that are funded, designed and implemented by individuals.
The AGFUND Prize comprises:
- Cash amount of US$ 500,000 (Five hundred thousand dollars) distributed as follows:
- First category: US$ 200,000
- Second category: US$ 150,000
- Third category: US$ 100,000
- Fourth category: US$ 50,000
- Certificate of Recognition and trophies given to all winning projects in all categories.
Each year, the Prize Committee selects the thematic focus for the Prize, taking into account the diversification and non-repetitive of themes. The objective is to highlight the innovative experiences and to continuously support the distinguished efforts in various field of development. The Prize themes always focus on the promotion of human knowledge in the field of human development and its proper management.
The 2012 Prize invites nominations in the subject area of “food security” and NGOs, INGOs, regional organizations, ministries, public agencies, universities, research centers and the UN can apply.
Visit the following link to find out how you can submit your nomination.
The documents required from the implementing agency in support of the nomination: Please send the following together with the Nomination Form, bearing in mind that the documents submitted shall be more qualitative than quantitative:
- Feasibility Study
- Project document in full with annexes if any (including budget, work plan, implementation and input, output, etc…)
- Any amendments made to the project document during implementation.
- Interim financial and physical reports prepared by the project implementation team.
- Annual reports covering both financial and physical aspects and highlighting the constrains faced.
- Monitoring and evaluation repots including impact evaluation.
- Project final completion report.
- Any documents that highlight the activities of the project (photograph, video tapes, printed materials, CD).
- Two letters of recommendation from two different entities not related to the implementing entity and acceptable to AGFUND. Please note that each of the project’s two Recommending entities should fill in the attached form
All documents in support of a nominated project shall be sent by mail or e-mail to the Department of Communications – AGFUND on the following addresses:
- Mail address: P. O. Box 18371, Riyadh11415, Saudi Arabia.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: + 966 -1 – 441-2962/63.
- Courier address; Prince Sattam Street. Fakhiriya, Riyadh11415, Saudi Arabia
- Phone: +966-1- 441-8888 ext. (251)
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