2015 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development 10th Edition (1436H- 2015G)

Application Deadline: November 14th 2014

The Islamic Development Bank established the IDB Prize for Women’s Contribution to Development in 1427H (2006G) in alignment with the recommendations of the IDB Women’s Advisory Panel. The Panel is composed of 12 prominent women recognized as leaders in their fields who advise the Bank on how to enhance women’s participation in the socio-economic development process. The Prize is awarded annually in order 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.

Theme:
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.”

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for the Prize, women must meet the following requirements:
• Provide activities in the Islamic Development Bank member countries or Muslim communities in non-member countries.
• Hold values, principles, and exhibit work that do not conflict with those of the IDB.
• Have projects/activities that are innovative and helped to improve access to safe and affordable water.
• Be nominated by an organization

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA -Organizations
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.

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.

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

  • The IDB Women’s Advisory Panel determines the yearly theme for the Prize during their annual meetings.
  • The academic advisor 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 for both the individual and organization category are chosen by the Selection Committee and are announced during the Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.

Selection Criteria:

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

How to Apply:

Download the Brochure

Download the Application Form for Organizations

Download the Application Form for Individuals

For More Information:

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

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