Cidade do Kuwait, 16 de outubro de 2023 – A Fundação do Kuwait para o Avanço das Ciências (KFAS) anunciou hoje a convocação de indicações para o Prêmio Al Sumait de 2023 para o Desenvolvimento Africano na Educação. O prêmio, no valor de US$ 1 milhão, é concedido anualmente a indivíduos ou instituições que fizeram contribuições significativas para o avanço de um dos três campos, educação, saúde e segurança alimentar na África.
The nominations received comprised of prominent individuals, institutes, organizations and NGO’s working to develop and promote education as a main vehicle to drive socio-economic development in Africa.
The nominee’s dossiers will be reviewed and screened by a panel of experts in Kuwait to ensure that all applicants fulfil the basic requirements of the prize and then a short list of potential laureates will be produced. The final evaluation stage is entrusted to a Selection Panel composed of prominent international experts in the field, which will meet to study the shortlisted cases and reports of the evaluation team they will then recommend winner(s) of the Prize to the Board of Trustees.
The eventual winner(s) of the prize will be selected by the Al-Sumait Board of Trustees, which comprises prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. The Board is chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.
Outros curadores incluem o Sr. Bill Gates, Co-Presidente da Fundação Bill & Melinda Gates, o Dr. Kwaku Aning, Vice-Diretor Geral e Chefe de Departamento da Agência Internacional de Energia Atômica, e o Sr. Abdulatif Al-Hamad, Diretor Geral e Presidente do Conselho. do Fundo Árabe para o Desenvolvimento Económico e Social.
Announced by the late Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit, the aim of Al-Sumait Prize is to contribute significantly to solve major development challenges facing African nations. The prize celebrates the life of the late Dr Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa.