About Isa Award

“Isa Award for services to Humanity” established in 2009 by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain. The Isa Award is granted every two years to either individuals or organizations who have been selected through a grueling process by an expert panel of jurists. These honourable individuals not only see pain, strife and hardships in this difficult world that we live in but are stirred to bring beauty where there is none, and hope where there’s despair.
The award has been named after His Highness the Late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa may God rest his soul in peace
This award is a gift from Bahrain to the world. It will also inspire countless young people in different parts of the world to look for innovative ways to change the world and play their role in service to humanity.

The Man Behind The Award

The Late Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa , a great Humanitarian and a Revolutionary ruler; known for the empathy and compassion. Shaikh Isa’s rule was characterized by his dedication to driving resources towards innovative ideas in economic development, international relations, and social welfare. “Isa Award for services to Humanity” is an acknowledgment of his dedication to humanitarian causes and commitment to a world of tolerance and solidarity.


The Isa Award recognises the world changers amongst us whose tireless service through acts of compassion and innovation has helped in restoring faith in humanity and in producing a better world for succeeding generations.


The Isa Award for Service to Humanity has been established with a three-fold goal, to create awareness of extraordinary humanitarian endeavours across the world, to inspire more people to achieve excellence in humanitarian accomplishments, and to honour individuals and organisations who have singularly demonstrated an ability to make a positive impact in the world.


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Official Press Release to announce the winner of Isa Award for Service to Humanity Awarded to EDHI Foundation – Pakistan

The result of international jury efforts and intensive field research to select the winner. The EDHI Foundation in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was awarded the Isa Award for Service to Humanity (fourth edition 2018-2019). The Board of Trustees of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin […]


Deputy Premier Chairs Isa Humanity Service Award Board Meeting

Manama, June 18 (BNA): Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Board of Trustees Chairman of the Isa Service to Humanity Award chaired the sixth meeting of the award’s third session. All the members of the board and both deputy chairpersons were also present. The board discussed various matters on its […]


HM King hails Bahraini-Moroccan ties

Manama, Jan. 14(BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has today received, at Al-Sakhir Palace, His Excellency Mohamed Benaissa, former Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Secretary-general of Assilah Forum Foundation and member of the jury arbitrating the Isa Award for Service to Humanity, marking his visit to Bahrain. HM the King […]


Deputy Premier hosts arbitration panel

Manama, Oct.6 (BNA): Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity board of trustees, hosted a lunch banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel, in honour of the arbitration chief Professor Jan Paulsson (Sweden) and panel members Mohammed bin Isa (Morocco); Dr. Luis Amado (Portugal); Dr. Shahid Masood Khan […]









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