Nominations are now open for the UNESCO’s-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the sustainable development goal 4 on quality education, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.
The Prize is awarded every two years to three winners whose projects aim at improving the performance and effectiveness of teachers worldwide.
- The Prize of US$300,000 is divided between the three laureates. Candidates should be institutions, organizations and educational or research institutes working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers.
- The project must have made a significant contribution to enhancing teaching and learning, in line with UNESCO’s principles and objectives in this field.
- The project must be exemplary and likely to stimulate similar initiatives; it must have shown itself to be effective in mobilizing new intellectual and material resources.
- The project must be ongoing for at least three years at the time of the application.
- Institutions or organizations; international or national governmental or non-governmental organizations; educational or research institutions active in the field of teaching and learning.
- Candidate organizations and institutions nominated by an official nominating body:
- Member States in consultation with their National Commissions.
- Non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO active in a field covered by the Prize.
- Applications must be submitted in English or in French only.
- Only organizations and institutions’ projects will be considered. Self-nominations are not eligible for the Prize and will not be considered.
- The Prize Secretariat reviews all applications received before the deadline and transmits the eligible applications to the International Jury of the Prize.
- The International Jury meets in person to assess the applications.
- UNESCO’s Director-General selects the three winners based on the recommendations of the International Jury.
- The Prize is awarded to the winners during an official ceremony organized on 5 October 2024, on World Teachers’ Day, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France).
For more information, visit UNESCO.