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UNESCO Hamdan Prize for the effectiveness of teachers

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 was awarded for the sixth time at a ceremony during World Teachers’ Day on 5 October 2020.

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 2 - e-mail: teacherprize(a)