Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) Prize for (Khatwa) for Home-Based Businesses

In a new achievement for the Kingdom of Bahrain on the social level, which strengthens its development position regionally and internationally, the Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, had won the Gulf Arab Program for Development (AGFUND) award. It is an international competition for pioneering human development projects for the year 2014 in the field of marketing home-made products, which is sponsored by the head of the program, His Royal Highness Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. This award came through the "Step for Home Projects" project, which was among four winning projects out of 59 projects nominated for the award and presented by 43 countries from four continents. His Excellency the Minister of Labor and Social Development, Mr. Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan, received the award from His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on behalf of the head of the program, and in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Queen of the Kingdom of Spain and the Kingdom’s ambassador to the Emirates, Mr. Mohammed bin Hamad Saqr Al Mawada, in a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as part of the Microfinance Summit held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Best Instagram Account at the Fourth Gulf Festival for Social Work

The Kingdom of Bahrain won the Best Instagram Website Award for the Ministry of Labour and Social Development in the Fourth Gulf Social Work Festival Competitions held in Doha during the period from 12-16 November 2014. The Ministry’s website is considered one of the most vital sites in terms of organization and perfection in uploading and commenting on photos and its ability In communicating with citizens and residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain .
Best Bahraini Electronic Content Award 2013

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development has achieved a new achievement that is added to its continuous achievements by winning the Bahrain Award for Electronic Content for the year 2013 for its new website, which is an integrated reference that includes all the Ministry's information, initiatives, activities, services and achievements in a way that serves the citizen or the viewers anywhere in the world who wishes to know about the Ministry’s services And its leadership in the areas of community service and advancement in the development of individuals from all groups of society. This award is a recognition of the level of quality that the Ministry is keen to provide through its various services from its endeavour to employ modern technologies in programs and electronic services with high quality on the site so that visitors can easily access those services, provide them with information and meet their service needs. The award comes within a framework that integrates with the World Summit Award (WSA).


Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Supporting Youth Projects

The Kingdom of Bahrain has made a remarkable achievement in support of small and medium enterprises in the Arab world. This was exemplified by the winning of the Family Bank as the first social banking institution in Bahrain, and one of the projects of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, which was established in partnership with the private sector, to support youth projects in the category "Best Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab World." The award ceremony was held on Monday (09 December 2013) at the Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Family Bank won this award due to the pioneering role it played in consolidating the concepts of social work and development partnership in upgrading and developing the performance of this important sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. All of this became possible by providing Islamic microfinance that targets people with limited incomes, women, youth and the unemployed This year, after the award witnessed a great competition between institutions and companies from different Arab countries, the bank has passed a number of criteria set by a judging panel composed of prominent personalities in the fields of entrepreneurship.   

Best e-Project Award for “NGO System”


The Ministry of Labour and Social Development won the Excellence Award for the best electronic project on "NGOs system" during the Bahrain International Electronic Government Forum 2013 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology. It was organized by the e-Government Authority for the sixth consecutive year in cooperation with the Project Management Institute (Bahrain Branch) and the Bahrain Internet Society. The winning project is considered the first electronic system in the world to fully regulate all NGO transactions using the Extranet technology to provide services to NGOs. It has been in place for a while, during which NGOs transactions are organized in alphabetical order, where each association licensed by the Ministry of Labour and social Development is given a social username and password. By using modern technologies and information systems, associations are allowed to enter requests (such as holding an event, holding a general assembly, collecting funds, sending money, and others) and following them up via the website This also greatly facilitated the services provided by the ministry to NGOs in addition to improving Work performance and efficiency.

































































































































































































































































































































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