The Sixth Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice
and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call
The prize is awarded every two
years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational
practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to
marginalized and disadvantaged communities.
The winners are selected by an International
Jury composed of five distinguished professionals chosen for their high-level
of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.
The Prize will be awarded for the sixth time
at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at
UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2020.
- The Prize
amounts to US $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners whose
projects aim at improving worldwide the performance and effectiveness of
may be individuals representing institutions or organizations;
international or national or
non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
educational institutions and local / national / regional communities.
- Applications are not opened to
How to Apply
may be Submitted in two ways:
candidate `shall ask a nominating body to send icts applying to UNESCO;
nominating body may initiate the process of nominating a candidate and send the
application to UNESCO.
candidate shall be nominated by no more than one nominating body.
must be written in English or in French only.
applications are not taken into consideration / self-nominations cannot be
To submit a nomination,
please download the guide, the application
form and the nomination
Download the Statutes of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize
in and submit the electronic application form in English or French to UNESCO’s
Secretariat via the National Commission for UNESCO by 31 October 2019 (midnight,
For information contact the Ghana National