Announcement of opening submissions for the Award of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Environmental Management in the Islamic World
Pursuant to the approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to entrust the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) with the Award of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Environmental Management in the Islamic World, under the supervision of the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and on the recommendation of the 6th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers, held at ISESCO headquarters in Rabat in October 2015 whereby ISESCO was entrusted with the Award’s General Secretariat, ISESCO is pleased to officially announce the opening of submissions for the Award of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Environmental Management in the Islamic World, as from October 1st, 2016.
The announcement comes in implementation of the decision of the Award’s Higher Committee in its 1st meeting held in Jeddah on Monday 24 Zul Hijja 1437 AH/ 26 September 2016, wherein it was decided to officially announce the launch of the Award on 1st Muharram 1438 AH, and open submissions on November 1st , 2016. The Award aims at consolidating the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; introducing the excellent efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and circulating them in the Member States to wider benefit. The Award is also one of the important levers for boosting joint international environmental action and raising awareness about its issues and inspiring institutions and individuals to secure the environmental future for the Islamic world in particular and for humanity in general.
The total value of the Award is US$280,000 (two hundred and eighty thousand US dollars) covering four categories. Three winners shall be selected for each category as follows:
• Best research, achievement or practice in fields of environment and sustainable development in the Islamic world.
• Best practice in environment and sustainable development projects and activities in the public sector in the Member States.
• Best practice in environment and sustainable development projects and activities in the private sector.
• Best leading practices or activities in the environment and sustainable development in public-interest and non-governmental organizations in the Member States.
Further information about the Award, its categories and submission requirements can be reached at the Award’s website which links directly to the electronic platform dedicated to the reception submissions and indicates the tasks of the Jury ( www.ksaaem.org).
The Higher Committee of the Award set 30 April 2017 as a deadline for receiving submissions. The prizes shall be awarded to the winners at the opening session of the 7th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers which is due to be held at ISESCO headquarters in Rabat in October 2017.
For further information please contact the Submission Reception Division at the Award’s General Secretariat at the following email addresses: