‘UNESCO Forum’ Announces the Winners of the Misk Global Award for NGO Innovation in Youth Empowerment

The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation ‘Misk’ announced the winners of the Misk Global Award for NGO Innovation in Youth Empowerment in light of Misk’s efforts to encourage, support, and promote youth projects and initiatives.

The jury of the competition was keen to select the most outstanding projects or presentations from non-profit organizations working in the field of encouraging young people to lead the social change positively among the 70 participating organizations from around the world. The winning project, Water Youth Network, received $30,000 fund on the concluding day of the seventh UNESCO NGO Forum 2017.

Water Youth Network is an NGO that links youth initiatives in the provision of clean water to remote areas without water by providing a database of all organizations, initiatives and individuals interested in this area.

Misk has also awarded the foundation’s shield and $20,000 each to Hive Colab of Uganda, Fa.Vela organization of Brazil, International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals (CIOFF NGO) of Paris and SOM Editorial Colectiva.

The jury members of MiSK NGO Pitch Competition were Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, MiSK Foundation representative Shaima Hamidaddin and Alexander Schischlik, chief of youth and sport sector for social and human sciences at UNESCO.