2015 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development ($USD150,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: November 30th 2015

The Islamic Development Bank established the IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development 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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for the Prize, organizations must meet the following requirements:
• Be legally registered and work in the IDB member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
• Be a not-for-profit institution.
• Have women in the decision-making level of the organization.
• Hold values and principles and run operations that do not conflic
t with those of the IDB.
• Support projects/activities that have clearly helped to improve women’s participation in the decision-making process in
water resources management.
• Be nominated by an independent organization
Theme and Topics
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 1436H/2015G Prize is “WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.” Award
The Prize consists of two cash awards;
a) U.S. $ 50,000 for a woman or a group of women
b) 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.

SELF NOMINATIONS OR NOMINATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS OR BY IDB STAFF WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
To Nominate or Request Information, Please Contact;

Capacity Development Department
Islamic Development Bank
P.O. Box 5925 Jeddah 21432
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 12 646-6787/6722
Fax: +966 12 646-7828
Email: [email protected]

How to Apply

BROCHURE    ArabicEnglish
Application Form for ORGANIZATIONS   ArabicEnglish

Application Form for INDIVIDUALS    ArabicEnglish

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development.

 

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