IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development 13th Edition | Diplomacy Opportunities

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.

Objectives
The Prize aims to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process.

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 1439H/2018 Prize is “WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROMOTING PEACE AND STABILITY”

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.

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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 and well being of society.

Creativity
Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are outstanding, innovative and unique

Outreach
Individuals and organizations nominated should have mechanisms for expanding their projects/activities to surrounding areas to ensure their services are offered to as many beneficiaries as possible.

Sustainability
Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are sustainable

Prize Process 
The Prize is administered by the IDB through the Capacity Development Department in consultation with the IDB Women’s Advisory Panel and in collaboration with its academic advisor, Effat University.  The processing of the Prize involves the following steps:

  • The IDB in consultation with the IDB Women’s Advisory Panel determine the yearly theme for the Prize.
  • The IDB refines the theme and topics, establishes the specific criteria of selection and develops the nomination forms.
  • The IDB publicizes the Prize and receives nominations.
  • An independent screening committee is established by the academic advisor to short list nominations.
  • An independent Selection Committee is established by the IDB to select winners of the Prize from the short listed candidates.
  • The winners are announced during the Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.

Selection Committee
The Selection Committee is composed of five distinguished women. Members are annually chosen and selected based on their extensive experience in the field of the related theme and topics.  The committee is comprised of members from the IDB Women’s Advisory Panel and subject specialist.

Laureates
Since its inception in 1427H (2006 ), the Prize has been awarded to 36 winners ( individuals and organizations).

To apply or nominate

To Nominate or Request Information, Please Contact;
Capacity Development Department
Islamic Development Bank
P.O. Box 5925 Jeddah 21432
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 12 646-6351/6319
Fax: +966 12 646-7828
Email: prizeforwomen@isdb.org

Or alternately care of one of the following IDB Regional/Gateway Offices:
IDB Regional Office in Rabat
IDB Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur
IDB Regional Office in Almaty
IDB Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal 
IDB Group Gateway Office, Turkey 
IDB Group Gateway Office, Indonesia

Announcement of the Prize Winners
Prize Winners will also be announced through the following channels:

  • Members of the IDB Board of Governors.
  • Members of the IDB Board of Executive Directors.
  • NGOs & Women’s Organizations that are partners of the IDB.
  • International and IDB member countries’ media.
  • The IDB Women Advisory Panel Members.
  • IDB Website.

Prizes will be awarded during the 43rd Board of IDB Governors Meeting scheduled to take place in Tunis, Tunisia in April 1439H ( 2018G)

Deadline for Nominations: 30 November, 2017

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