We are excited to share that our member The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has announced that the nominations are now open for Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development for the year 2020 under the subject "Zero Hunger: Eliminating hunger, providing food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture", which is the second goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The deadline for receiving nominations is 15 December 2020.
Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development carries a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000, which is awarded annually by the AGFUND to incite and encourage innovation, and creativity in human development. The idea of the Prize is 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.
The Prize has become a leading mechanism to identify successful human development projects, reward them and disseminate their innovative ideas to best contribute human development, with particular 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. The Prize is now AGFUND’s incubator of distinctive projects.
AGFUND is a multilateral development institution, established in 1980 by the Initiative of the Late Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz and support of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) to promote human development projects that contribute to improving the economic and social life of the vulnerable people globally.