The King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment

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The King Hamad Award recognizes young people’s endeavor to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact, in all United Nations Member States.

First of its kind, this global King Hamad Award comes as an expression of the firm faith of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, in young people’s potential to lead their countries and the world towards a better shared future of peace and prosperity for all people on a healthy and renewable planet, as envisioned by the world’s most ambitious plan to transform our world – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The kingdom of Bahrain believes that investing in the capabilities, energies, and ingenuity of young people brings about the best yields for sustainable development and future well-being of any nation.

That is why, at the national level, the kingdom prioritizes pioneering initiatives that help youth enhance their capabilities, through training, skill-building, and experience-exchange, and expand their opportunities to choose a future that they desire and to contribute to the welfare of their community.

The award was first launched during the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, in January 2017. The awarding ceremony for that year took place in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in January 2018.

As of the 2018 Award Cycle, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs will have two main categories; one for youth action, granting 5 Awards, and a second for youth enablers granting 3 Awards.

Award: The Kingdom of Bahrain will be responsible for all financial commitments towards the award, and will grant the winner in both the individual and non-profit organization and international Organizations categories 25,000 US Dollars each. The Kingdom of Bahrain will observe the cost of prize administration, the jury, and all other expenses.

Application Procedure

  • Submission is free to all applicants
  • All applications must be submitted through the official online platform of the King Hamad Award
  • All applications must be submitted in English


Deadline: 30th October 2018


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