KIDPA announces winners of its five sessions
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, February 11 - 2013 at 16:40
- PRESS RELEASE
A press conference held by Dr. Abdelouahhab Zaid the Secretary General of Khalifa International Date Palm Award on Monday morning the 11th of Feb. 2013 in Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi to announce the names of the winners in the Award in its fifth session in the presence of Dr. Helal Mumaid S. Al Kaibi, member of the Board of Trustees, chairman of the Administrative & Financial Committee of the Award, Dr. Ghaleb Al Hadrami, Member of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Hasan Shabana, member of the Scientific Committee of the Award.
The General Secretary added, "According to the results of judging the participating works of the award categories set out in the report of the Scientific Committee of the fifth session 2013 and the approval of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan."
The Award Statistics:
On his turn, Dr. Helal Humaid S. Al Kaibi, member of the Board of Trustees, Chairperson of the Administrative & Financial Committee of the Award, explained that 142 nominees representing 24 countries all over the world participated in this session which is distinguished for a number of points the most remarkable of which is the increase in the number of candidates compared to the number of the four last years at the rate of 24% distributed into five categories, namely, the category of Research and distinguished studies in the field of date palm cultivation and dates production, the category of the best distinguished production, the category of the best developmental project, Category of the best distinguished technology, and the category of the Distinguished Personality.
The category of Research & distinguished studies scored the highest percentage of participation. At the level of Countries, the Secretariat General received participation from 16 Arab countries, namely, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritania, Algeria, Sudan, Palestine , Tunisia, Kuwait, Bahrain , Qatar , Yemen, and UAE, whereas some participations from 7 foreign countries were received, namely, India, Italy, Poland, USA, Canada , Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bosnia.
At the end of the press conference, Dr. Ghaleb Al Hadrami referred to the importance of the support of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees to the goals of the Award which endeavors to achieve so as to enhance the pioneering role of the UAE internationally in developing Scientific research of date palms and in encouraging workers in the Sector of date palm cultivation such as researchers, farmers ,producers, exporters, institutions, Societies, and competent authorities in honoring the personalities working in the field of date palm locally, regionally, and internationally.
It is worthwhile mentioning that the celebration of honoring the winners of the award in its fifth session, organized by the Award General Secretariat will be held on the 3rd of March 2013 in Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi at 10. 00. am. and the invitation is public.
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