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King Hamad Award

Applications are open for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award. Organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs Kingdom of Bahrain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Bahrain, UNDP and in cooperation with the ECOSOC, this award is open for the applicants from all UN member states.

The 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.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Open for applicants from all UN member states.
  • Youth action category:
    • Applicants could be individual youth above the age of 15 years and below the age of 30 years
    • A youth-led entity (defined as any entity, in which at least 50% of current management/leadership is below the age of 30)
    • Or a youth-focused entity (defined as any entity, in which at least 90% of resources serve youth above 15 and below 30 years of age)
  • Youth Enablers category:
    • This category is open to entities that are legally recognized and registered in a UN member state, in one of the following four sectors:
      • the governmental and public sector
      • the private sector
      • NGOs/foundations
      • The media.
    • All applications must be submitted in English

How to Apply for the Competition: Rules

To participate in the competition applicants need to do register through the given link:


  • The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award in the youth action category is worth $20,000 and the NGOs/Foundations in the Youth Enablers category is worth $25,000, to be submitted as a one-time grant in full after the awarding ceremony.
  • Announce and award the four winners during the opening ceremony of the ECOSOC youth forum 2018.
  • All winners of the King Hamad Youth Award will be invited to attend the awards presentation will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Flights and accommodation will be paid by MYS for each of the 8 winners.
  • All winners agree to willingly participate in media briefings and statements that MYS or the UNDP may require as a follow-up to receipt of the 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 Deadline:

Applications are currently open.

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