UNESCO ICT in Education Prize

Teaching, Learning and e-Pedagogy:

Teacher Professional Development for Knowledge Societies is the theme of the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education.

Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the US$50,000 prize is divided between two winners.

Who Can Enter?

The Prize is awarded to 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.

Presentation of candidatures and submission of nominations

Candidatures must be presented by the government of a Member State of UNESCO or an international non-governmental organization, maintaining formal consultative relations with UNESCO and active in the relevant fields covered by the Prize.

Each government or international non-governmental organization is entitled to nominate only two candidates per year. A self-nomination cannot be considered.

Eligibility criteria;

  • have a multiplier effect at local, national or regional level by reaching the greatest possible number of learners and raising the quality of teaching and learning
  • result in the development of original teaching and learning materials/products which promote a learner-centred pedagogy and encourage collaboration and networking in an open and flexible environment
  • mainstream the use of technologies in education and their seamless integration into the curriculum at all levels and across disciplines
  • promote the development, adaptation, dissemination and reuse of open educational resources
  • encourage research and development to facilitate accessibility of technologies for all, including marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable people
  • address major digital and gender divide issues at local, national or regional level.
  • duration of projects/activities must be of at least a year to permit an assessment of results and proof of success
  • contribution to local, national and/or regional education priorities and challenges
  • innovation and openness of content and tools
  • collaboration and networking potential
  • leveragability of the project/activity by players in other regions
  • evidence of sustainability for mid- to long-term application;
  • success/impact of the respective technology on transforming a particular aspect of education on a small or large scale
  • the project/activity should be a first time nomination for a Prize of this kind.

    Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation, which shall include, in English or French, inter alia:

  • a description of the candidate’s background and achievements (no more than 200 words);
  • a summary of the work or the results of the work; publications and other supporting documents of major importance submitted for consideration (no more than 1,000 words);
  • a description of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives (no more than 150 words);
  • a sample/demonstration, when possible in printable format (demonstration material can also be audio/video, broadcast-based materials or a combination), digital, interactive, delivered through CDs or through a website.

    Application Deadline: 30th September

    For More Information And Application, Please Visit; UNESCO ICT in Education Prize Website

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