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Deadline: October 31, 2018 00:00 (CET)| Nominate here
Eligibility: 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

UNESCO ICT in Education Prize 2018

UNESCO is launching the call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education.

Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

Two awards will be granted, and each recipient will receive a monetary award of US$ 25,000 during the Award Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

About the prize

For the past years, the Prize has been promoting the use of new technologies to expand educational opportunities and increase access to quality education for vulnerable groups impeded by cultural and economic barriers, personal disabilities, gender inequalities, and/or crisis-affected situations.

Indeed, ICT has a great potential to enable cost-efficient solutions to address these barriers, so that everyone can fully enjoy their right to education.

Who should apply?

The theme of the 2018 edition of the Prize is ‘The use of innovative ICT to ensure education for the most vulnerable groups’.

It will reward projects that leverage innovative technologies to deliver quality education for excluded vulnerable groups, including out-of-school children, illiterate or under-skilled youth and adults who suffer from cultural and economic barriers, personal disabilities, gender-based barriers and/or crises.

Projects that use integrated ICT solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications to increase access to education are particularly encouraged to apply.

The use of innovative ICT to ensure education for the most vulnerable groups

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
  • imagery technology

Individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations are invited to approach the National Commissions for UNESCO of their countries or NGOs in official partnerships with UNESCO and complete the online submission form.

Governments of the UNESCO Member States and NGOs maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO are encouraged to select the best projects and submit up to three nominations. A self-nomination cannot be considered.

Interested in nominate for the UNESCO ICT in Education Prize 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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