Deadline: 10 November 2015
UNESCO is inviting applications from the individuals and organizations around the world for its King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. It is UNESCO’s only prize in the field of Information & Communication technology in education and seeks to recognize the organizations and individuals that are embracing ICT as a pedagogical ally and in turn make learning more effective.
Objectives of Prize
- Supporting Member States to develop education systems to foster high quality and inclusive lifelong opportunities for all.
- Empowering learners to be creative and responsible global citizens.
- Promoting freedom of expression, media development and access to information and knowledge.
- Two prize winners will be designated by UNESCOs Director-General on the basis of the recommendations of an international jury.
- Each winner will receive a diploma and a monetary award (USD 25,000).
- Winners of the 2015 prize will be announced and awarded during a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in early 2016.
- Applicants can be individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations from all over the world.
- In recognition for projects/activities demonstrating effective and innovative use of ICTs, which:
- Have a multiplier effect at local, national or regional level by reaching the greatest possible number of learners and raising the quality of teaching and learning;
- Result in the development of original teaching and learning materials/products which promote a learner-centred pedagogy and encourage collaboration and networking in an open and flexible environment;
- Mainstream the use of technologies in education and their seamless integration into the curriculum at all levels and across disciplines;
- Promote the development, adaptation, dissemination and reuse of open educational resources;
- Encourage research and development to facilitate accessibility of technologies for all, including marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable people;
- Address major digital and gender divide issues at local, national or regional level.
- Applications are made by national governments or international non-governmental organizations, maintaining formal consultative relations with UNESCO, which are requested to consider the following steps:
- Widely inform all stakeholders involved in ICT-enhanced educational activities about the Prize.
- Set up a selection committee or panel to screen the candidates;
- Select the most deserving candidates and work with them to prepare their files for submission to UNESCO.
- Each nomination shall be accompanied by the submission form.
For more information, please visit UNESCO Prize.
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