Our Timelines of Events
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.
KFAS announces opening of Al Sumait Prize for Health at press conference in Kuwait.
The first meeting of the board of trustees took place at the Bayan Palace Kuwait, finalizing the criteria and procedures for the Prize.
Nominations for Food Security Prize Open.
February 29, 2016
Nominations deadline closed for Health Prize.
June 30 2016
Nominations close for Food Security.
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.
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
Nominations for 2019 Food Security Prize Open
June 20 2019
Nominations for 2019 Food Security Prize Closed
January 15 2020
Nominations for 2020 Education Prize Open
February 10, 2020
Africa Rice and Pan African Bean Research Alliance jointly receive prize from His Highness The Crown Prince Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah
Nominations for 2021 Health Prize Open
August 15, 2021
Nominations for 2021 Health Prize Closed
March 8, 2022
Nominations for 2022 Food Security Prize Open
March 10, 2022
Dr. John N. Nkengasong and The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases are jointly awarded the 2021 Al Sumait Prize for African Development in the Health Category by the Board of Trustees