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.
The Prize aims to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE and REWARD women’s participation in the socio-economic development process.
It aims to:
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|Deadline for Nominations is 31 December 2016|
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.
The general criteria applied in selecting and assessing nominations for the Prize for both individuals and organizations include the following:
Individuals and organizations nominated should exhibit projects that have contributed to the improvement of the socio-economic status and well being of society.
Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are outstanding, innovative and unique
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.
Individuals and organizations nominated should have projects/activities that are sustainable
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:
Since its inception in 1427H (2006 ), the Prize has been awarded to 36 winners ( individuals and organizations) . Please click on the links below for information on previous laureates.
Winners of Eleventh Edition (1437H-2016G)
Prize Winners of Tenth Edition (1436H-2015G)
Prize Winners of Ninth Edition (1435H - 2014G)
Prize Winners of Eighth Edition (1434H - 2013G)
Prize Winners of Seventh Edition (1433H - 2012G)
Prize Winners of Sixth Edition (1432H - 2011G)
Prize Winners of Fifth Edition (1431H - 2010G)
Prize Winners of Fourth Edition (1430H - 2009G)
Prize Winners of Third Edition (1429H - 2008G)
Prize Winners of Second Edition (1428H - 2007G)
Prize Winners of First Edition (1427H - 2006G)
IDB Prize for Women 2016
IDB PRIZE WINNERS 2016 (CAMEROON)
IDB PRIZE WINNERS 2016 (EGYPT)
IDB PRIZE WINNERS 2016 (ETHIOPIA)
IDB PRIZE WINNERS 2016 (RAMALLAH - PALESTINE)
Announcement of the Prize Winners
Prize Winners will also be announced through the following channels:
Prizes will be awarded during the 42nd Board of IDB Governors
Meeting scheduled to take place in 1438H ( 2017G)