UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the UNESCO KING HAMAD BIN ISA AL KHALIFA PRIZE 2018, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who improve teaching and learning in the digital age.

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa ICT in Education Prize recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational opportunities by enabling access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, in line with the Education 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 4.

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.

Each prize-winner will receive a diploma, USD25,000 and acknowledgement during a ceremony to be held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Who can apply?

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.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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.

How to apply?

Kindly send your application with the necessary supporting documents to the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO before close of day Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 via info@unescoghana.org

For more information, please visit the Prize website.

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