UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education
Article published on 20-09-2017
Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prize was established in 2005 to recognize innovations in teaching and learning that leverage technology to improve educational outcomes. Education 2030 agenda recognizes how ICT – information and communication technologies – can be harnessed to assure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.
Each year, two prize-winners are 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 is awarded at a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris where the winners receive 25,000 USD each and a certificate of recognition.
The 2017 edition of the Prize will reward the organizations and individuals that are carrying out innovative practices to leverage ICTs so that they can significantly increase access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for the following target groups:
– Adults who cannot access relevant skills development or higher education opportunities
– Internally displaced persons and refugees
– Illiterate populations
– Out-of-school children and youth
– Persons with disabilities
– Other socio-economic disadvantaged groups
The candidate organizations for the prize can be national government or other public authorities, national or international NGOs, academic institutions, companies, etc. that have made outstanding innovation and significant contributions through projects to support and/ or promote the creative use of ICTs to increase access to quality education.
The criteria below shall be taken into consideration:
– Duration of projects/activities must be of at least 1 year to permit an assessment of results;
– Innovation and openness of content and tool;
– Evidence of sustainability for mid- to longterm application;
– The project/activity should be a first time nomination for a Prize of this kind.
Interested candidates must complete the application form in English and send it to email@example.com until October 11th. The National Commission of Romania for UNESCO will select maximum 3 candidates to nominate for this Prize.