ABOUT ISA AWARD
Every year in this difficult world, there are those who make remarkable contributions to improving the circumstances of mankind. These honowrable individuals see the pain, strife, and hardships of others and are stirred to bring beauty where there is none, food where tables are bare.
Their exceptional, normally selfless and tireless work often goes unnoticed in the daily shuffle of a complicated world. The Isa Award for Service to Humanity endeavours to promote the work of these extraordinary people and to encourage humanitarian acts of future generations to come.
Established in 2009 by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Isa Award seeks to honour the individuals and organisations around the globe that have served humanity in a profound way. Named after the late Amir Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, this award celebrates his life-long dedication to humanitarianism and the distinct impact he made on his country and the world.
The Isa Award is granted every two years to an individual or organisation selected by a committee of experts. The laureate will be awarded a certificate of merit, a gold medal, and a prize of one million U.S. dollars.
Goals of the Awards
The goals of Isa Award for Humanities are as follows:
- Contribution to service to humanity.
- Achieving public benefit, in both the present and future.
- Honouring scientists, researchers, individuals, institutions, centres or non-political organisations for their distinguished contributions in the field of service to humanity.
- Enhancing efforts in service to humanity and to find solutions to humanitarian and social problems and issues.
- Adopting creative ideas and theories to raise the standards of human life.