Deadline extended for nominations for the 2015 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education

The deadline for submission of all nominations files has been extended to 30 November 2015.

The Education 2030 agenda highlights the role of ICTs in strengthening education systems, knowledge dissemination, information access, quality and effective learning, and more effective service provision.

In line with this new vision for education, the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, as UNESCO’s only prize in this field, seeks to recognize organizations and individuals embracing ICTs as a pedagogical ally and, in turn, making learning more effective. Since 10 years, the Prize succeeded in drawing the attention of thousands of scientists, researchers, educators, and ICTs specialists, teachers and managers, as demonstrated by the high quality of submissions to the Jury.

This year’s UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education takes as its theme ‘Pedagogical Innovation in the Use of ICTs in Teaching and Learning’.

Two prizewinners will be designated by UNESCO’s 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 that will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in January 2016.

Nominations should be submitted through your National Commission or an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) maintaining official relations with UNESCO and working on the themes covered by the Prize. Proposals should be based on the selection criteria listed in the Guidelines of the Prize.

Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the e-mail of Prize Secretariat (ictprize(at)unesco.org) and/or in paper format by mail to the following address:

Secretariat for the UNESCO King
Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education
Unit for ICT in Education
Division for Policies and Lifelong Learninyg Systems
Education Sector
7 Place de Fontenoy
F-75352 Paris 07 SP