We launch the call for applications to the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize!
Article published on 04-11-2020
The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education, established in 2005 with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities for all, and rewards individuals and organizations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age.
The theme of the 2020 edition is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the continuity and quality of learning. The Prize will award scalable AI-powered solutions or technology innovations that have proven effective in improving learning outcomes of marginalized groups while ensuring ethical and equitable use of these technologies in education. Special attention will be given to projects that provide access to education in remote areas or aim to improve the availability and affordability of connectivity for education and learning.
Who can apply?
Individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations or other entities.
- The project should be ongoing for at least 1 year;
- The project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO;
- The technology solutions used by the project should be designed completely for public good or for charitable purposes, meaning that they should not be the free parts of commercial applications or application packages that only offer limited functions free of charge while requesting users to pay for advanced functions.
Full details about the application process are available here.
Interested candidates must contact the National Commissions for UNESCO of their respective countries.