Our Timelines of Events


November 2013

The initiative to install the Al-Sumait prize has been presented by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait to the Third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait.

November 2015

KFAS announces opening of Al Sumait Prize for Health at press conference in Kuwait.

December 2015

The first meeting of the board of trustees took place at the Bayan Palace Kuwait, finalizing the criteria and procedures for the Prize.

February 2016

Nominations for Food Security Prize Open.

February 29, 2016

Nominations deadline closed for Health Prize.

June 30 2016

Nominations close for Food Security.

November 2016

Awards Ceremony held during the 4th Arab African Summit in Equatorial Guinea, Africa.

July 31 2017

Nominations close for Education

November 28 2017

2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development, Education Laureate Announced

December 13 2017

The Forum for African Women Educationalists is awarded the 2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the Education Category at a special awards in Kuwait City.

January 2018

Nominations for 2018 Health Prize Open.

June 30 2018

Nominations for 2018 Health Prize Closed

December 5 2018

Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Professor Sheila K. West and The Rakai Health Sciences Program are jointly awarded the 2018 Prize by His Highness The Amir of the State of Kuwait

December 2018

Nominations for 2019 Food Security Prize Open