Deadline Extended till 17 October 2016
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for candidatures for the 2016 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education Prize with an aim to reward projects and activities of individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for excellent models, best practice, and creative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance.
The theme for the 2016 Edition of UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education is the use of ICTs in education for disadvantaged groups.
The 2016 edition of the Prize will reward the organizations and individuals that are carrying out innovative practices to leverage ICTs to expand access to education and develop innovations in teaching and learning for historically underserved groups. The winning project should also promote the values and attitudes that underlie Education 2030 and the broader Sustainable Development Agenda.
- Internally displaced persons
- Socio-economically disadvantaged learners
- People with disabilities
- Cultural, ethnic and religious minorities
- Vulnerable women and girls
- Two prizewinners will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of recommendations made by an international jury of five independent and recognized experts in the area of ICT in Education from each region.
- The prize will be awarded to the two prize winners during an award ceremony that will take place in early 2017 at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France).
- The winners of the 2016 Prize will receive a monetary award of 25,000 USD each and a certificate of recognition signed by the Director-General and the Chairperson of the International Jury of independent experts.
- National Commissions of the Member States of UNESCO and International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to solicit nominate and submit candidatures for the Prize.
- Self-nominations without an endorsement letter from a National Commission or an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in official partnership with UNESCO cannot be considered.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize.