03/08/2023 – GECF / Gas / Awards / Exports / Nominations
GECF Awards 2023: Call for nominations
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has announced that the nomination period for the second edition of the GECF Awards is now open, and will run until 31 October 2023.
His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Hamel, Secretary General of the GECF, said that the prestigious awards – held biennially to coincide with the GECF Summits of Heads of State and Government – “celebrate exceptional individuals and esteemed institutions that have made a remarkable impact in the gas sector through advocacy, policy formulation, international partnership, research, education, or media”.
GECF Award categories
The GECF Foundation and Advancement Award: This recognition is reserved for individuals who have played a vital role in establishing the GECF and/or achieving its strategic goals. Nominees for this award must be from GECF countries and hold positions at the level of Ministers and above. Nominations for this category are not open to the public.
The Friend of GECF Award: This category honours individuals and institutions from non-GECF countries that have demonstrated exceptional co-operation with the Forum, contributing significantly to the advancement of GECF objectives or the natural gas industry as a whole.
The GECF Award for Long-Term Commitment to Natural Gas: Celebrating lifetime achievements, this accolade recognises outstanding individuals and institutions from both GECF and non-GECF countries who have demonstrated a remarkable track record of accomplishments in the natural gas sector throughout their careers.
Who can nominate?
Nominations for the ‘Friend of GECF Award’ and the ‘GECF Award for Long-Term Commitment to Natural Gas’ are open to the public. Both individuals and institutions from GECF or non-GECF countries are welcome to nominate worthy candidates.
Nomination process and key dates
Nominators can complete the nomination form available on the GECF website here
After the closing of nominations on 31 October 2023, a distinguished selection panel will carefully review all submissions and select the most deserving candidates as the awardees.
The GECF Awards ceremony
The grand ceremony of the GECF Awards will take place during the 7th GECF Summit in Algiers, People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, in November 2023
In a statement, the GECF said it “extends its invitation to the global community to participate actively in the nomination process and join it in acknowledging the exemplary contributions to the gas sector by deserving individuals and institutions.”
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