Monday, 24 June 2013

AGFUND for “Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children”

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) is accepting nominations for the AGFUND international prize for pioneering human development projects in the field of “Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children”. The UN, International and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, NGOs, universities and research centers all over the world are invited to apply for this US $ 500,000 funding.

The selection of “Fighting the Phenomenon of Street Children” as subject for AGFUND Prize aims to encourage the protection of children subject to danger and the provision of an environment appropriate enough for their growth in addition to the steadiness of the developing communities.
The prize theme is subdivided into four categories as follows:

FIRST CATEGORY: (US$ 200,000): The role of UN and international organizations in supporting the developing countries’ national policies to fight the phenomenon of street children and tramps (For projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations).

SECOND CATEGORY: (US$ 150,000): NGOs-led efforts in implementing pioneering projects for training, rehabilitation and social integration of street children and tramps (For projects implemented by national NGOs).

THIRD CATEGORY: (US$ 100,000): Government agencies’ role in designing and implementing pioneering programs reflecting the legislation aiming at curtailing the phenomenon of street children (For projects by government ministries and public institutions).

FOURTH CATEGORY: (US$ 50,000): Individual-led efforts for street children and tramps rehabilitation and social integration (For projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals).

Projects nominated for the prize shall be evaluated with extreme fairness and clarity by experts chosen every year according to their specializations and experiences tin Prize subjects. The Prize Committee is composed of a number of prominent international figures who represent the geographic regions of the world. The Committee holds an annual meeting in which it discusses the evaluation results and selects the winning projects. The Prize is handed over in an annual ceremony attended by the representatives of the local and international organizations, development experts, diplomats and media representatives.
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