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Chief Scientist of FAO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today announced that Dr Ismahane Elouafi, the first Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has joined the Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees.
WHO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees.
The Al Sumait Prize for African Development nomination period has been extended to the 15th August 2021 due to the impact of the Covid19 pandemic and the challenges facing African researchers, research centers and healthcare organizations.
Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development says new Director General of KFAS
"....Al-Sumait Prize aims to recognize the accomplishments of organizations and researchers dedicated to the creation of solutions related to issues of Health, Food Security, and Education on the African continent.”
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today calls for nominations for its, Million US $, 2021 award in the Health category.
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today calls for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category. Nominations for the US $Million Prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30, 2021.
Two organizations have been named laureates of the US$1million 2020 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field of education.
Two organizations have been named laureates of the US$1million 2020 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field of education. Ubongo Learning and Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy are recognized for their dedication and outstanding innovative achievements in the field of education in Africa.
US$1 Million Al Sumait Prize for African Development Award Ceremony Held at Bayan Palace in Kuwait
Africa Rice and Pan African Bean Research Alliance receive the 2019 Al Sumait Prize in the food security category from His Highness the Crown Prince at a special ceremony at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait.
Kuwait Invites Nominations for 2020 US1 Million Al-Sumait Prize For Education In Africa
Kuwait City, January 15, 2020– Kuwait today invited nominations for Al-Sumait Prize for Education in Africa, the Sixth in the series of its annual prizes to be awarded for significant advances in the areas of food security, health and education in Africa. Open to individuals or institutions, the closing date for entries for the one million dollars Al-Sumait Prize for Education is June 30, 20
Deputy Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to join Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees
Daniel Gustafson Deputy Director Genral of the United Nations Food and Agrigulture Organization has been officially invited to join the Al Sumait Prize for African Development Board of Trustees. In addition the Board of Trustees has approved an exstention to the nomination period for this $1million prize to the end of May 2019.
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 2018 Laureates were Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who received half a million dollars. The second half of the prize shared equally by Professor Sheila K. West Vice Chair Research Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Rakai Health Sciences Program.
The laureate of the US$1million 2017 cycle of the Al-Sumait Prize in the field ofEducation has been announced following its Board of Trustees meeting in Kuwait City
Laureate for the 2017 cycle of Al-Sumait Prize 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 Educationalists (FAWE), Nairobi, Kenya.
Innaugural Al-Sumait Prize winner donates entire one million dollar prize to African Science Development
Oxford Professor Kevin Marsh has donated his entire one million dollar prize winnings from the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development to the furthering of Science and Research development in Africa. The Professor was awarded the prize for his work in Malaria research, at the African Arab Summit in November 2016 in Malabo.
Nomination period closed for Al-Sumait Education Prize, over 50 qualified nominations recieved.
Kuwait City, August 1, 2017 – The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced that over 50 nominations from around the world have been received for the 2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in its Education Category, which closed for nominations yesterday (31st August 2017).
Kuwait’s 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize for Development in Africa Awarded Jointly To Nigerian and Peruvian Researchers For Tackling Undernourishment Across Africa
The 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize designed to promote development in Africa has been awarded jointly to two research organizations, the International Potato Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. Both were honored for ground-breaking studies on the causes of undernourishment and solutions.
Kuwait’s Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize For Africa Development Awarded to Professor Kevin Marsh For Tackling Malaria In Children
The Kuwait-sponsored Al-Sumait 2015 Health Prize for African Development has been awarded to Britain’s Professor Kevin Marsh of the University of Oxford and African Academy of Sciences, Kenya, for his efforts to control and eradicate childhood malaria.
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 October 1, 2016, in Kuwait City.
Al-Sumait Prize Winners For 2015 Health Award And 2016 Food Security Award To Be Announced In Kuwait On October 17, 2016
The winning recipients of the prestigious Al-Sumait Prizes for the two categories of Health and Food Security will be announced at a Board of Trustees meeting In Kuwait City on Monday October 17, 2016.
Al-Sumait Prizes for Health and Food Security Advances in Africa, Finalists Selected
Selection panels for Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for Health and Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security in Africa have met this week in Kuwait City to select winning nominees for final consideration and approval by the Board of Trustees of Al-Sumait Prize on Monday, October 17, 2016.
Kuwait Invites Nominations For Al-Sumait Prize For Food Security In Africa
Kuwait has announced the launch of the second Al-Sumait Prize - for Food Security in Africa – in the major Al-Sumait Prize for African Development initiative formally launched in December 2015. Each Al-Sumait Prize, worth US$ 1 million , will be awarded to honor significant advances in the fields of Food Security, Health and Education in Africa.
Kuwait Launches Initiative To Advance Food Security, Health And Education Development Across Africa
KUWAIT CITY, DEC 7 2015 – Kuwait today launched a major initiative to spur sustainable development across Africa with an annual prize recognizing the best research or development advances in food security, health and education that contribute to significantly solving development challenges facing African nations.
Named the ‘Al-Sumait Prizes’ after the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti p