Prince Talal Prize: $1,000,000 to contribute to ‘climate action’
Chaired by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Talal, president of AGFUND and chairman of the Prize Committee, the Committee of Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development held its 23rd meeting on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the committee members announced the four winning projects that have competed among 146 nominated projects for the year 2021 under the subject “Climate Action” the 13th goal of the sustainable development goals. The winners of the Prize are as follow:
The First category winner “Renewable energies for essential services in line with SDG 13 ” which is implemented by (Electriciens sans frontières [Electricians without borders]) in Togo.
The Second category winner “Women’s Action Towards Climate Resilience of Urban Poor in South Asia” which is implemented by (Gujarat Mahila Housing SEWA Trust) in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
The Third category winner “Leveraging Commercial Capabilities for Climate Action on the SDGs through Mapping and Earth Observations” which is implemented by (World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC]) World Wide.
The Fourth category winner “Pumping water uphill to develop climate resilient villages and farms” which is implemented by (Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. [AIDFI]) in the Philippines.
Furthermore, the Prize Committee announced that Goal No. 8 “DecentWork and Economic Growth” of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to be the subject of the Prize for the year 2022.