Deadline: December 15, 2023
The Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, carries a financial reward of US$ 1,000,000, awarded annually by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) with the aim of inciting and encouraging innovation and creativity in human development. The idea of the Prize is stemmed from AGFUND’s approach to enhance development performance and support key development projects in order to achieve the goal of sustainability and investment in people.
- Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development aims to:
- Disseminate the successful project experiences.
- Highlight the best practices, which aim to improve the living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged with particular emphasis on women and children.
- Enhance the exchange of experiences and develop better mechanisms to find solutions to the problems of poverty, marginalization and socioeconomic exclusion of vulnerable groups.
- Each year, the Prize Committee selects the thematic focus for the Prize, taking into account the diversity and non-repetitive themes. The objective is to highlight the innovative experiences and continuously support the distinguished efforts in various field of development. The Prize themes always focus on increasing the knowledge in the field of human development and its proper management.
Sustainable Development Goals
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-Being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Partnerships for the Goals
- Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development carries cash amount of US$ 1,000,000, certificates of recognition and trophies. The prize amount is allocated for the winners of the Prize in its four categories as follows:
- First category prize (US$ 400,000)
- Specified for projects implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs.
- Second category prize (US$ 300,000)
- Specified for projects implemented by national NGOs.
- Third category prize (US$ 200,000)
- Specified for projects implemented by governmental bodies (ministries and public institutions) or social business enterprises.
- Fourth category prize (US$ 100,000)
- The Specified for projects initiated, funded and/or implemented by individuals.
- First category prize (US$ 400,000)
- The eligible projects for Prince Talal International Prize are the development projects that are implemented in the developing countries to achieve all or some of the targets of the sustainable development goal set as as subject of the Prize.
- No one can nominate his/her or its project. However, each of the following entities is eligible, as third party, to nominate for the Prize; UN organizations, regional, international and national NGOs, governments agencies, public institutions, universities and research centers, syndicates and experts in the field.
- Nomination of a development project for Prince Talal International Prize constitutes a moral engagement between the nominator and AGFUND.
- Nomination for Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development shall be made by filling out the online
- Non-winning projects in a given year may not be resubmitted before three years from the date of their first submission.
- For Profit projects shall not qualify for Prize.
- The nominators may not nominate the projects in the implementation or funding of which they have participated.
- The nominator shall submit an official Nomination Letter explaining the reasons which justify the project’s nomination.
- The nominator should be an agency or a qualified expert who is thoroughly aware of the project.
- Projects dealing with themes or topics other than the specified one shall be disregarded.
- Only the completed and evaluated projects, or the ongoing projects with a completed and evaluated phase are eligible to compete for the prize.
- Nominations including all supporting documents shall be submitted in English.
- For the Third Category i.e. government projects “ministries and public institutes”, the eligible projects are those which have been conceived, designed, established, funded and implemented through pure national efforts, without participation of any international organizations or foreign governments.
- All sections of the Nomination Form should be properly filled out by providing the required information. In case any of the required information is not available or is irrelevant, it should be clearly indicated as “not available or not applicable”.
- Each winner will be asked to sign a Letter of Intent, prepared by AGFUND in coordination with the winner, on how to use the proceeds of the Prize, since the said proceeds are meant to finance the efforts aimed to supporting the expansion, sustainability and/or replication of the project.
- The winning organizations shall confirm their commitment to post, on their websites, news and information about their projects’ winning of the Prize.
- The winning organizations shall confirm their participation in the award ceremony by their highest officials to receive the Prize:
- The chairperson of the organization in the case of international organizations, social business enterprises and NGOs.
- The concerned minister or the head of the concerned public agency in the case of government projects.
- The founder of the project in the case of individual projects.
For more information, visit Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND).