UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education

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By UNESCO Education

For more information: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/ict-in-education-prize/

Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prize was established in 2005 to recognize innovations in teaching and learning that leverage technology to improve educational outcomes.

The 2017 edition of the Prize will reward the organizations and individuals that are carrying out innovative practices to leverage ICTs so that they can significantly increase access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, including for out-of-school children and youth, internally displaced persons and refugees, persons with disabilities, illiterate populations, adults who cannot access relevant skills development or higher education opportunities, and other socio-economic disadvantaged groups.

Eligibility criteria
Individuals or institutions that have made outstanding innovation and significant contributions through projects to support and/or promote the creative use of ICTs to increase access to quality education.

The criteria below shall be taken into consideration:

  • Duration of projects/activities must be of at least 1 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.

Who can nominate?
Governments of the Member States 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 3 candidates per year.

How to apply?
Applications should be sent through your Permanent Delegation to UNESCO (in collaboration with your National Commission) or your NGO in official partnership with UNESCO. The online application form, which must be completed and returned before the submission deadline, can be found via the following links:

For Permanent Delegations, National Commissions and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO with a UNESCO user account:

For new users:

Deadline for submission: 20 October 2017

Application Guideline: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/ICTPrize2017_Gu...