UNESCO - Al Fozan International Prize
for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
UNESCO and the Al Fozan Foundation (Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al Fozan) share the belief that young people must play an essential role in building resilient and inclusive future societies and motivate them to participate directly in development. As a result, UNESCO has established the UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM.
This global award, which is considered the first Saudi UNESCO award and the first global award in STEM, aims to support young talents, at an early stage of their careers and encourages them to continue their work, while strengthening research, education and cooperation in STEM. It will nurture and encourage youth participation in scientific fields that directly contribute to economic development, especially women and girls, to promote gender equality, scientific literacy, job creation and stability.
The UNESCO-Al Fozan International Prize for the Promotion of Young Scientists in STEM will be awarded every two years, starting in 2022, to five laureates from the five geographic regions of UNESCO (Africa, Arab States, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific). The Prize consists of an award of US $ 50,000 for each of the five laureates, who will also receive a medal and a certificate.