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Projects from Rwanda, Palestine among AGFUND prize winners

July 07, 2021
AGFUND committee announced during its 22nd meeting held on Tuesday this year's prize laureates.
AGFUND committee announced during its 22nd meeting held on Tuesday this year's prize laureates.

RIYADH — Chaired by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Talal, president of AGFUND and chairman of Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development, the committee announced during its 22nd meeting held here Tuesday this year's prize laureates as follows:

The first category winner “Jersey Inka Nziza Project — Rwanda” which is implemented by Send a Cow Organization.

The second category winner “Seed of Hope-Seed Bank Project — Palestine” which is implemented by Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).

The third category winner “Building Resilience to Recurring Food Insecurity Program — Burkina Faso” which is implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Hydro-Agricultural Development.

The fourth category winner “Nourishing the future generation through community-based supplemental feeding and family backyard gardening promotion — Philippines” which is implemented by Noemi T. Cabaddu.

Furthermore, the Prize Committee announced that Goal 13 “Climate Action” of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 will be the subject of the Prize for the year 2021.

It is worth mentioning that Prince Talal Prize worth $1,000,000 that’s distributed to 4 categories namely UN, international and regional organizations, national NGOs, public institutions and social business enterprises, as well as initiatives led by individuals.

Furthermore, the committee of the prize is chaired by Prince Abdulaziz. The committee members involve Queen Sofia – executive president of the Queen Sofia Foundation and honorary president of the Royal Board on Education and Care of handicapped persons, Mercedes Menafra – former first lady of Uruguay and the president of honor of Todos Por Uruguay, Dr. Muhammed Yunus, Noble Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank, Dr. Ahmed Muhammed Ali, former president of the Islamic Bank Group, and Dr. Yusuf Sayed Abdullah, former director general of the OPEC Fund for International Development. — SPA


July 07, 2021
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