Nigeria: Islamic Development Bank Initiative for Women and Environment

The selection meeting for the 8th edition of the Islamic Development Bank prize for "Women's Contribution to Development" was held on February 18-20 2013 at the bank's head office in Saudi Arabia. The annual IDB Prize for Women's Contribution to Development is one of the many activities the bank engages in for the purpose of socio-economic development of societies. Effat University (EU) was entrusted to be the Academic Consultant hence handle the screening and short listing of candidates. There were two categories of prizes, one for individuals that carries a cash award of 50,000 US dollars, and another for organisations with a 100,000 US dollars award. For this year, the Panel received 108 files.