Ibrahim Warsame “Hadrawi” has been awarded the 2012 Prince Claus Award and $25,000 prize by the committee for his contribution to arts.
The Somaliland born Poet laureate was among eleven nominated for this 2012 Prince Claus Award Committee 2012 which consists of five independent experts from different countries representing a broad range of disciplines.
The Prince Claus Awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development and the positive effect of their work on their direct environment and the wider cultural or social field. Quality is a sine qua non for an Award.
The Prince Claus Fund presents one Principal Prince Claus Award of €100.000,- and ten Awards of €25.000,-. The Principal Prince Claus Award is presented annually in Amsterdam by one of the Fund’s Honorary Chairmen in the presence of the Royal Family.
The other ten awards are presented by the Dutch ambassador in the countries where the laureates live and work, increasing the local impact of the Award.
Apart from the Eloísa Cartonera which was established in 2003, Buenos Aires as a graphic arts and publishing co-operative of handmade books made of recycled materials and Somaliland Poet Ibrahim Warsame “Hadrawi”,the other receipting’s of the this year Prince Claus Awards are from Tunisia,Algeria,Syria,Jordan,Mexico,Kenya,Cambodia,Jamaica and Burma.
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