|Professor Anna Tibaijuka|
The endorsement was based on the recommendations and study submitted by the award’s team.
The new edition of the HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa’s Award for Sustainable Development has adopted new criteria that are consistent with HRH the Prime Minister’s vision to achieve sustainable development. They are also compatible with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 adopted by world leaders in September 2015 during the historic UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York City.
Professor Tibaijuka was nominated for the “His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development” in recognition of her achievements that are compatible with the award’s objectives of achieving development projects by individuals and institutions and succeeding in providing creative solutions that contribute to achieving sustainable development.
Professor Tibaijuka was also selected as laureate in recognition of her role and contributions, through the posts she has held, to achieving urban and sustainable development, in addition to the efforts she has exerted in consolidating cooperation among various countries across the world, which entitled her to receive awards and appreciation certificates from government and international and academic agencies.
According to HRH Prince Khalifa’s vision, the standards of his award focus on dealing actively with the UN sustainable development goals 2030, including the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The vision aims to motivate individuals and institutions to exert extra efforts at the national, regional and international levels to achieve the award’s noble humanitarian goals.
The “His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development” will be presented during a grand ceremony to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York in September on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session, under the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world”.
The “His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development” was announced in Geneva in July 2007 during a ceremony in which the UN-Habitat bestowed the 2006 Scroll of Honour Award in Urban Development and Housing on HRH the Prime Minister.
The inaugural winner of HRH Premier’s award for sustainable development was “The Green Brigade” Project in Burkina Faso in 2008, while the second was the Brazilian Bento Rubião Foundation’s “Right to Land and Right to Housing” programme in 2010.
Through the award, HRH the Prime Minister seeks to encourage all individual and collective initiatives aimed at achieving the aspirations for sustainable urban development. The award sets the global bases for those interested in sustainable development, and encourages them in a way that ensures the sustainability of development.
The award also embodies HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman’s vision at the global level regarding the need to achieve sustainable urban development, and promote the development culture among all communities, especially in developing countries. The vision is in line with HRH Premier’s desire to support all international efforts aimed at improving the living conditions worldwide. It also embodies his support to all global sustainable development initiatives.
- Source: www.bna.bh