UNESCO Prize for ICT in Education – open for applications

Does your school or organisation use digital tools in innovative ways to ensure education for vulnerable groups of people? If so, consider applying for this year’s UNESCO ICT in Education Prize.

Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, the Prize rewards individuals and organizations that are carrying out outstanding projects to improve teaching and learning in the digital age. It calls attention to excellent models, best practices and creative uses of ICTs to enhance overall education performance. The two winners of the prize will each be awarded US$25,000 and will be invited for the award ceremony to Paris next March.

For the past years, the Prize has promoted the use of new technologies to expand educational opportunities and increase access to quality education for vulnerable groups. This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications to ensure education for the most vulnerable groups.

Who is eligible?

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 are eligible for the Prize.  The following criteria will be considered:

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

More information:

If you think your project is a possible contender for the ICT in Education Prize, you will need to complete an online application and your project and organisation will need to be nominated. 

Find out more about the UNESCO ICT in Education prize here and the more detail on the requirements and entry process here.

Remember: The closing date for applications and nominations is 31 October 2018.

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