Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,who deputized His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) held a ceremony in December 2013, distributing awards and certificates of appreciation for winners of the foundation prizes. Many Sheikhs, dignitaries and ambassadors were on hand to attend the ceremony.

KFAS Affiliated institutions, including Dasman Diabetes Institute participated in the event. H.H. stopped by the booth of DDI and was briefed on the development and progress of the Institute activities by the Director-General of the Institute, Dr. Kazem Behbehani.