Nominations Open for 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Deadline: 28 May 2019

Nominations are open for the 2019 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals, institutions or organizations having effectively contributed to the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Nominations must focus on an established project or programme of the nominee, which has been running for at least two years, and meets the selection criteria.
  • Governments of UNESCO Members States via their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and National Commissions for UNESCO, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can make up to 3 nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The nominations will only be considered if the project/programme:
    • has a clear focus on advancing girls’ and women’s education, and the promotion of gender equality in and through education, and contributes to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize:
      • Participation: Supporting girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and to complete full basic education
      • Literacy: Supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills
      • Environment: Supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment
      • Teachers: Engaging teachers to be change agents with gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices
      • Skills: Supporting girls and women to acquire knowledge/skills for life and work
    • has already been running for at least two years; and
    • shows evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts

Selection Criteria

  • Impact: The project/programme’s impact should be qualitatively and/or quantitatively measureable, and deliver tangible results relative to the invested resources. This can include demonstrable changes in:
    • attitudes, beliefs and practices in favour of girls’ and women’s education;
    • girls’ educational participation, attendance, completion and learning outcomes;
    • removing barriers to girls’ and women’s education, such as gender bias and stereotypes.
  • Innovation: The project/programme is stimulating, and/or drawing on, innovative approaches advancing girls’ and women’s education. This includes new ways of working where “business as usual” has failed, and transformative “out-of-the-box” thinking and actions. The project/programme can demonstrate innovation in terms of:
    • the themes covered;
    • the methodology employed;
    • the channels used to create change for girls’ and women’s education;
    • the specific knowledge mobilised about gender-related aspects of girls’ and women’s education in order to elaborate innovative solutions; and/or
    • other aspects, such as tools and products advancing girls’ and women’s education.
  • Sustainability: The project/programme has taken steps, ideally from its design or implementation phases, to ensure it will have a lasting impact on girls’ and women’s education beyond the project lifecycle. This may include efforts to ensure the:
    • continuation of local action in favour of girls’ and women’s education;
    • institutionalization of approaches, tools and products, to advance girls’ and women’s education;
    • sustainable ways to ensure stakeholders’ mobilization;
    • generation of further initiatives to advance girls’ and women’s education as a result of the project/programme.

How to Apply

The nomination form must be completed online in English or French via given website.

For more information, visit this link.

  • Avatar Joseph phiri says:

    Nice opportunity,
    We are community based organisation and with project women and girls
    We are interested to apply as it has much with our objective.how can we apply?
    Regard
    Phiri Joseph
    RWADDIC

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Joseph phiri,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Joseph phiri says:

    Nice opportunity
    We would likely to apply as a community based in Zambia

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Joseph phiri,

      Yes, Zambia is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

    • Avatar NEW GLORY SECONDARY SCHOOL says:

      THIS IS NEW GLORY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN UGANDA, EAST AFRICA INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE GRANTS TO IMPROVE AND PROMOTE THE EDUCATION PROSPECTS OF GIRLS TO BETTER THE QUALITY OF THEIR LIVES
      REGARDS
      MULAMBA PETER DEO
      DIRECTOR

  • Avatar Zabra Noor says:

    kindly provide me with the link

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Zabra Noor,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Projest kalokola says:

    Nice opportunity ,from Tanzania (EA)

  • Avatar Elim Peters says:

    Thanks for sharing. Please confirm if Kenya is eligible.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Elim Peters,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar sagni says:

    We are interested to apply as it has much with our objective.how can we apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Sagni,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Gilbert Che says:

    Accept greetings from Cameroon, I run a community base organization in the north west and south regions of Cameroon respectively and from all indications this project is a big opportunity to meet the needs of women and girls of this respective regions and tie with our objectives as well. We have similar projects but owing limited resources we can not execute the projects in total satisfaction. How can we apply pls

  • Avatar Ebbah says:

    That’s the way to go. Most girls and women are vulnerable. If they can get this funding at least they can stand on their feet and look after and even assist other families in our communities.

  • Avatar Sonia Gomes says:

    Is Nepal eligible ? Thank you

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Sonia Gomes,

      Yes, Nepal is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Wokhali Mudhwenge Ramathane says:

    Am Ramathane Wokhali Mudhwenge from Uganda and we are establishing a school for the neglected girl child and the disadvantaged in our community. In Uganda. Can we apply?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Inacio Massingue says:

    Nos somos associação da base comunitária que trabalhamos com adolescentes e jovens a traves dos diálogos comunitários em Moçambique. advocamos para integração dos adolescentes nas escolas, prevenção de HIV, planeamento familiar, empoderamento da rapariga a traves das poupanças e treinamento vocacional e direitos da criança.
    Sera que somos legíveis para este concurso?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Inacio Massingue,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar teklemedhin says:

    we are government science and technology organization from Ethiopia and empowering women in Science and technology is our priority agenda can we apply

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Jack says:

    Nice opportunity. We would like for apply we are Community Based Organization in uganda

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Jack,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Patrick says:

    We are interested to apply as it has much with our objective, mission and our Vision.do south Sudan qualify for such opportunity.
    Thanks

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Patrick,

      Yes, South Sudan is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar madhav joshi says:

    Nice opportunity
    We would likely to apply as a community based in Nepal name is HEAR Nepal
    http://www.hearnepal.org

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi madhav joshi,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Harry Makawa says:

    Shiwahills Open school is newly established in shiwangandu rural district of Zambia to provide general education to grades 8 to 12, majority being the girls. Grant of $1800-

  • Avatar Rukundo Bright says:

    Thanks very much for the great work. Am a director of acomunity Based Organization that supports girl child education ,in Uganda ,is Uganda legible to apply?
    Thank once again.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Rukundo Bright,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

    • Avatar Harry Makawa says:

      Thanx Mr Bright for your quick response and time to reply.
      One more request, please link us to grants to Zambia or African schools.

      Harry

  • Avatar Magot David says:

    This is Reach Unreached International which was helping people in Humanitarian Aids in South Sudan and interest to take this project to educate the rural Girls in South Sudan

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Magot David,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Dr Salomon ONGOIBA says:

    Dears,
    Global Charity Mali would like to apply for this opprotunity for his 150 Women’s and girl’s Education project in Mali

  • Avatar Dr Salomon ONGOIBA says:

    How about Mali is it eligible?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Dr Salomon ONGOIBA,

      Yes, Mali is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Khurshid Ali Khan says:

    Application for Grants

  • Avatar hilina taddesse says:

    I lead an organization which is working to improve the value of education in the governmental schools in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.My organization support children 4 to 14 (which are found in the primary level and the dominating number are girls. I also help the women parents in income generating activities.I am trying to change the situation of 4 schools by now by computerizing and giving training to the teachers and counseling the students. I will be happy to work with you if we can compete.

    Hilina Taddesse
    Eleanor Charitable Association

  • Avatar mohamud garene ibrahim says:

    it is very important to educate women and girls because if you educate boys ,you educate individuals but if you educate women you educate a whole family so am encouraging to educate women.

  • Avatar mohamud garene ibrahim says:

    am supporting to educate somali girls because they are very active . I have seen a lot of somali girls better than boys

  • Avatar Daniel Kirhima says:

    I Hope Tanzania is also eligible to apply. Kindly confirm please.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Daniel Kirhima,

      Yes, Tanzania is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Idongesit Alexander says:

    We are community based in Nigeria, precise Niger Delta.
    Best regards Idongesit Alexander
    League of Queen’s international

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Idongesit Alexander,

      Yes, Nigeria is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Dominic Chipwayira says:

    Organization based in South Africa doing it’s work in Malawi is it eligible to apply?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Dominic Chipwayira,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar (Cpcd)community program for conservation and development says:

    Cpcd is a community beige organization that deal with environment program to bullonter idols women youths and elutrish girls to learn technical technology in the camps. so we are happy for that support if cpcd has get shan’s of that support to reducing idol and poverty in the refugees rhino camps settleumant arua district Uganda.I wish you to with cpcd and thanks

  • Avatar Seidu Abdul waliyu Mandela says:

    Hi Seidu Abdul waliyu Mandela from Ghana nice opportunity we are a community based group and interested in promoting menstrual hygiene by providing sanitary pads to female students. How can we apply and is Ghana eligible

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Seidu Abdul waliyu Mandela,

      Yes, Ghana is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar M . H.Khan says:

    Good efforts. …

  • Avatar Phanice Akware Ikaa says:

    Am Phanice Akware Ikaa from Kenya aged 35yrs and am single mum of two boys. Due to what I went through in my past m’arriage,I wouldnt like any gal or a woman to find herself into that kind of life. I have a pas si on to assist the orphans n less previllaged people in the society Atleast to create awareness to the community n I have avision to start a foundation in future of supporting a girl Child n due to lack of financial support I cannot do it. I have already my own land which I can donate for the institution to be built. Kindly I need your support.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Phanice Akware Ikaa,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

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  • Avatar musuume aubrey says:

    is Uganda partof this

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Musuume aubrey

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Mary Ouma says:

    Greetings from Kenya!
    Apollo foundation is a non Governmental organization working for empowerment of girls and women through education and vocational training on life skills development. We train teachers on information technology and embrace school drop outs due to early pregnancies and at risk group of girls and women.
    This is a good opportunity for growth. Is Kenya eligible?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mary Ouma,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar JOHN says:

    Forward health services is non-governmental organisation registered by the United republic of Tanzania which deals with children and woman health.CAN APPLY?

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Yakub Ali says:

    Wears Community Settlement & Development Action COSDA We are request to You Fund for education Thanks

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Yakub Ali,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      You can explore great opportunities in your areas of interest by visiting: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/category/education/

      Thank you!

  • Avatar Vijayalakshmi Gadwalkar says:

    Can we apply for India ?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Vijayalakshmi Gadwalkar,

      Yes, India is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ayorinde Margaret Mojisola says:

    Nice opportunities we are a Church, redeem Christian Church of God, we are interested in developing girl’s.

  • Avatar Faraji Bilali says:

    thank you, I won’t lost this

  • Avatar Bwambale zakayo syahungene says:

    good though i have seen seen the amount i paid

  • Avatar Ruth says:

    It is an opportunity for our women project here in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and we would like to apply.

    Please provide us the information of how to apply.

    Thanks

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Ruth,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar rita m.darwis says:

    hi there, do you think is possible for the indigenous girl program to apply this opportunity?
    Rita – Indonesia

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Rita,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar llloyd kaserera says:

    lam in zimbabwe ,l,m available to apply

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi llloyd kaserera,

      Yes, Zimbabwe is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar LUKA CHITENGI says:

    This is really a great opportunity for African girl child especially those in rural parts of countries like Zambia. I am so interested in this initiative because we as a school have been pioneers of girl child education and have fully implement the Re-entry policy on girl child education in Zambia. Therefore, i wish to apply. Luka.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Luka,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Faith says:

    How can one apply?

  • Avatar Youth Foundation and Awareness Asociation says:

    We are a community base organisation that sees to it that girls and women become educated of which they will have a full participate in the society and it enables to have a voice

  • Avatar Youth Foundation and Awareness Asociation says:

    We are a community based organization that values girls and women in this generation of which we believe that having them educated it anable the to have a voice in many things

  • Avatar Christa says:

    Hello I would like to apply (from Tanzania) but when i click on the link it sends me to a log in page and I don’t have a log in yet. How do I get this?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Christa,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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