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UNESCO Hamdan Prize for the effectiveness of teachers

The 2019-2020 call for nominations is now open

The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

Awarded every two years, the Prize is generously supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. It amounts to US $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners whose projects aim at improving worldwide the performance and effectiveness of teachers.

The winners are selected by an International Jury composed of five distinguished professionals chosen for their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.

The Prize will be awarded for the sixth time at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2020.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2019-2020 Prize has been extended to 15 February 2020 (midnight, Paris time). Applications are to be emailed to: teacherprize@unesco.org with the mention in the subject “UNESCO-Hamdan Prize application”.

To submit an application, please download the guide, the application form and the nomination form.

Download the Statutes of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize.

The Secretariat of the Prize stands ready to provide you with any additional information that you may require (tel.: +33 1 45 68 23 22 - fax: + 33 1 45 68 56 26; e-mail: teacherprize(a)unesco.org).