25 Dec 2023

Nominations for Isa Award for Service to Humanity close in January 2024

Manama, Dec 25 (BNA): The Secretariat General of the Isa Award for Services to Humanity announced that accepting nominations for the Award’s sixth edition (2023/2024) will stop by the end of January 2024.

The Secretariat General of the Award, opened doors for nominations in July.

The award was launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in 2009,  as a tribute to the His Highness the late Amir Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa who dedicated his life to serving humanity.

By honouring and rewarding those who provide exceptional services to humanity, the Award recognises HH Shaikh Isa’s outstanding humanitarian legacy and the impact he had on his country and on the world.

Ali Abdullah Khalifa, member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary-General of the Award, affirmed the important role of  the Board of Trustees of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Special Representative of HM the King, in strengthening the prestigious global status of this award and broadening horizons for it to explore distinguished humanitarian efforts and works, as well as supporting their progress, which reflects the depth of the humanitarian policy of the Kingdom.

The Secretary-General highlighted that the award demonstrates the approach of the Kingdom of adopting pioneering global initiatives, as well as in honouring and motivating humanitarian work, noting that the award is the first of its kind on a global scale.

“The award aims to recognise the efforts that serve humanity, regardless of race, region or nationality, and to serve as an incentive to all those who work to alleviate the suffering of the needy wherever they might be,” he said.

The Award is open to individuals, organisations, research centres, and pioneers who fund humanitarian projects worldwide, whose work benefits the largest possible segment of people without discrimination, and is not political or partisan.

The Isa Award for Service to Humanity is presented, every two years, to people and projects in the following areas: disaster response and relief, education, community service, promoting dialogue of civilisations, promoting tolerance, promoting social peace, urban development, climate change and protecting the environment, scientific achievement,  alleviation of poverty and destitution; and any other field of humanitarian service.

A jury of experts from around the world will select the nominees’ works.

The winner of the Award will be presented with a Royal Certificate of Appreciation, a gold medal, and US $1 million at a ceremony  held in the Kingdom of Bahrain In June 2025,  under the patronage of HM the King.

For more information about the Award’s conditions and requirements are available on the award’s website www.isaaward.org – by contacting e-mail info@www.isaaward.org The winner will be announced via all media outlets.