2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize! Innovative Use of ICT in Education

Deadline: 31 October 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have launched a call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

The Prize recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational opportunities by enabling access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, in line with the Education 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 4.

This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications, such as breakthrough technology to overcome infrastructure barriers; solutions to reduce the cost of access; online learning innovations; intelligent learning management systems; machine translation; big data; and imagery technology.

Prize Information

Two awards will be granted, and each recipient will receive a monetary award of US$ 25,000 during the Award Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Criteria

  • Individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations are invited to approach the National Commissions for UNESCO of their countries or NGOs in official partnerships with UNESCO and complete the online submission form.
  • National Commissions of the Member States of UNESCO and international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are kindly invited to elicit, nominate and submit candidates for the Prize, thus contributing to a greater diversity of the projects.
  • Governments of UNESCO Member States and NGOs maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO are encouraged to select the best projects and submit up to three nominations. A self-nomination cannot be considered.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit UNESCO ICT in Education Prize.

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