UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa ICT in Education Prize 2018

UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa ICT in Education Prize 2018

Deadline: October 31, 2018

The 2018 call for nominations for the UNESCO ICT in Education Prize is now open. The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education recognizes projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

For the past years, the Prize has been promoting the use of new technologies to expand educational opportunities and increase access to quality education for vulnerable groups impeded by cultural and economic barriers, personal disabilities, gender inequalities, and/or crisis-affected situations. Indeed, ICT have a great potential to enable cost-efficient solutions to address these barriers, so that everyone can fully enjoy their right to education.

This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications, such as breakthrough technology to overcome infrastructure barriers; solutions to reduce the cost of access; online learning innovations; intelligent learning management systems; machine translation; big data; and imagery technology.

Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, the Prize rewards individuals and organizations that are carrying out outstanding projects to improve teaching and learning in the digital age. It calls attention to excellent models, best practices and creative uses of ICTs to enhance overall education performance.

This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated  solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications, such as breakthrough technology to overcome infrastructure barriers; solutions to reduce the cost of access; online learning innovations; intelligent learning management systems; machine translation; big data; and imagery technology.

Prize

An international Jury selects two best projects annually.

Each prize winner receives:

  • A diploma
  • USD 25,000 and
  • Acknowledgement during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Eligibility

  • Governments of the Member States of UNESCO or an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in official partnership with UNESCO active in the field covered by the Prize.
  • Each government or international NGO may not submit more than three nominations for any one edition of the Prize.
  • A self-nomination cannot be considered.

Individuals, institutions or non-governmental organizations that have made outstanding innovation and significant contributions through projects to support and/or promote the creative use of ICT to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups

The criteria below will be taken into consideration:

  • Duration of projects/activities must be of at least one year to permit an assessment of results;
  • Innovation and openness of content and tool;
  • Evidence of sustainability for mid- to long-term application;
  • The project/activity should be a first time nomination for a Prize of this kind.

Application

Individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations are invited to approach the National Commissions for UNESCO of their countries or NGOs in official partnerships with UNESCO and complete the online submission form.

Submissions and nominations should be received in English or French via the online nomination platform. New users should first register.

Download the Sample nomination form

For more information, visit UNESCO ICT in Education Prize.

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