In today’s rapidly
changing and interconnected societies, technologies have a great potential to
enhance teaching, learning and expand access to quality education. According to
International Telecommunication Union about 95% of the global population live
in regions with at least a basic 2G mobile-cellular network. It means that
almost anyone with a connected device can benefit from education programmes
based on technology solutions.
The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education recognizes innovative
approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong
learning opportunities for all, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development and its Goal 4 on education.
Established in 2005 with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain,
the Prize 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 2019 Prize is “The
use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to innovate education, learning and
Each prize winner receives a diploma, USD 25,000
and acknowledgement during a ceremony at 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.
projects/activities must be of at least one year to permit an assessment
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.