Deadline: 15 February 2017
The Commonwealth Secretariat is inviting nominations and submissions for its “Good Practice Awards 2018” to recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of education professionals and bodies that have made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.
The Fifth Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards were launched at the Secretariat’s headquarters to invite applicants from Commonwealth countries to highlight their good practices in education and to encourage, reward and generate enthusiasm within the education sector.
- Category 1: Eliminating gender disparities in education, especially for girls and women.
- Category 2: Delivering quality education and learning in difficult circumstances.
- Category 3: Education and learning to improve employment opportunities for young people.
- Category 4: Education as a powerful response to climate change.
- Category 5: Education and pathways to peace.
- Relevance: Contextual, socio-cultural and economically appropriate responses to the challenge of education delivery in a specific country.
- Innovative: Displaying innovation in its approach, methods or outcomes.
- Measurable Impact: Evidence that it has been independently evaluated and its impact assessed e.g. through qualitative and quantitative indicators.
- Sustainability: Demonstrates its capacity or potential in delivering sustainable benefits for society, and in making substantial contribution to the education sector.
- Efficiency and Effectiveness: Demonstrates efficient and cost effective use of resources in its implementation.
- Knowledge Exchange and Participation: How it contributes to knowledge exchange, successfully communicates its objectives, approaches and findings to stakeholders, and encourages community and civil society participation, ownership or contribution.
- Replication: The extent to which the initiative is replicable in other Commonwealth countries and can advance good practice within the sector and/or influence policy agendas promoting good practice.
Any organisation, whether public or private, including Commonwealth ministries of education, educational institutions and civil society organisations advising in or delivering education and learning in Commonwealth countries can nominate themselves or be nominated. The formal and non-formal education sectors span from early childhood education to adult education, including primary, secondary and tertiary education, technical and vocational education and training, and skills development.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fij, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia.
For more information, please visit Commonwealth Secretariat.