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.
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.
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