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AGFUND International Prize

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) declares commencement of receiving nominations for AGFUND International Prize for Innovative Human Development Projects. AGFUND invites UN, international and regional organizations, ministries, public institutions, national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and research centers all over the world to submit their nominations for the Prize which value is 500 thousand US Dollars in its four categories. The Prize subject for the year focuses on " Development of remote and rural communities through information technology and communication ".
  • First Category: The role of international organizations in supporting the developing countries' national policies and programs for development of remote and rural communities through information technology and communication. (For projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations)
  • Second Category: NGOs-led efforts to support and enhance the application of information technology and communication for the development of remote and rural communities. (For projects implemented by national NGOs).
  • Third Category: The role of governments in adoption of new innovative solutions for the development of remote and rural communities through information technology and communication. (For projects by government ministries and public institutions).
  • Fourth Category: Individual-led initiatives to facilitate the use of information technology and communication for the development of remote and rural communities. (For projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals).
PRIZE AWARDS:
. Cash amount of US$ 500,000 (Five hundred thousand dollars) distributed as follows:
  1. First category: US$ 200,000
  2. Second category: US$ 150,000
  3. Third category:US$ 100,000
  4. Fourth category: US$ 50,000  

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