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Offer: Arab Gulf Fund: Accepting Nominations for Prize on Youth Empowerment Projects

FOR UN AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, NGOS, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS

AGFUND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS FOR ITS PRIZE ON
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS
May 31st is the deadline

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) has opened the door
for nominations for the AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Human Development
Projects. It invites the United Nations, international, and regional organizations as well as
NGOs, ministries, public institutions, universities, and research centres worldwide to submit their
nominations for the Prize amounting to $500 000 in its four Categories. The theme of the prize
for the year 2011 is 'Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship and Job Opportunities.'
subdivided

• First Category:
The role of international organizations in supporting the developing countries' national
policies and programs for empowering youth through entrepreneurships and job
opportunities. (For projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations)

• Second Category:
NGOs-led projects

• Third Category:
The youth and increasing their job opportunities. ((For projects by government ministries and
public institutions).

Fourth Category:
Individual-led efforts to empowering youth through entrepreneurships and job opportunities.
(For projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals).

The Communications Department is receiving nominations at the address of the Arab
Gulf Programme for Development: Riyadh 11415, P.O. Box 18371, KSA; or the email
address prize@agfund.org. For more information and for downloading the nomination
form, please visit the AGFUND website www.agfund.org . Nomination forms will
be accepted until May 31st, 2011.

The projects submitted for the Prize are evaluated with high objectivity and transparency by
juries chosen every year with regard to the experience and specialization relevant to the Prize
theme. The number of projects which have won the Prize since its inception in 1999 amounts
to 38 projects, implemented by UN and international organizations as well as NGOs and
individuals. More than one hundred developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and
Eastern Europe have benefited from the prize.

The Prize Committee is composed a number of distinguished world personalities representing
the results ceremony field of development, celebrities interested in development issues, and media representatives are invited.

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