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UNESCO 2022 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education 2022 | US$ 25,000 Prize

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. An international Jury selects two best projects annually.

National Commissions of the Member States of UNESCO and international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to elicit, nominate and submit candidates for the Prize, thus contributing to a greater diversity of the projects.

Theme for 2022: The use of public platforms to ensure inclusive access to digital education content.


UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

Application DeadlineJanuary 23, 2023
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorUNESCO
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

  • An international Jury selects two best projects annually.
  • Each prize winner receives US$ 25,000, a medal and a diploma during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
  • Every year the Prize has a specific theme, which, while being in line with UNESCO’s mandate and values, advocates for responsible and ethical use of information and communication technologies.

Requirements for UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

  • The project should be ongoing for at least for 1 yearThe project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO
  • The technology tools used by the project should be open and free
  • Individuals
  • Institutions
  • Non-governmental organizations or other entities.

Selection Process

  • Relevance to the thematic focus: the project is in line with the objectives of the Prize and is relevant to the specific theme of the year
  • Innovation: the project applies innovative technologies to provide affordable and inclusive tools
  • Evidence of impact: the project should provide evidence of impact
  • Potential for replicability and scalability: the project should show evidence that it can be replicated in other contexts or have the potential to further optimize and scale its impact
  • Inclusion and equity: the project should use innovative technologies to advance inclusion and equity in education, while taking into account marginalized groups, learners in crises and emergencies contexts and learners with disabilities.

Timeline:

  • November 2022: Launch of the call for nomination
  • 23 January 2023: Deadline for submission
  • March 2023: International Jury meeting
  • April-May 2023 (date to be confirmed): Award Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters

Application Deadline

January 23, 2023

How to Apply

For the application to be considered, it should be nominated by either the National Commission of the UNESCO Member State or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

All applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the NGO or National Commission ahead of the application process. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Governments of UNESCO Member States as well as NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to elicit and nominate up to three projects, which are in line with the 2022 theme and meet the selection criteria.

Details of the selection process and applications can be found on the Prize webpage.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

For more details, visit UNESCO website


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