Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Nominations are invited form individuals and organizations worldwide for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development. The IDB Prize was established in 2006 to draw international attention to the vital role women play in developing their communities and the world. The Prize aims to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process.

In order to highlight various issues shaping our world and their specific effects on women, the theme of the Prize varies each year and is further specified into topics for the individual and organization categories. The Theme for the 1435H/2014G Prize is “Women’s Contribution to Food Security.”

Award

The Prize consists of two cash awards;

  1. U.S. $ 50,000 for a woman or a group of women
  2. U.S. $ 100,000 for an organization

The Prize is awarded during the Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.

Criteria

The general criteria applied in selecting and assessing nominations for the Prize for both individuals and organizations include the following:

  • Impact: Individuals and organizations nominated should exhibit projects that have contributed to the improvement of the socio-economic status of women and helped them to build their capacities.
  • Creativity: Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are outstanding, innovative and unique
  • Outreach: Individuals and organizations nominated should have mechanisms for extending their projects/activities to surrounding areas to ensure their services are offered to as many women as possible.
  • Sustainability: Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are sustainable

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