The call for nominations for the 2018 UNESCO-King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize is now open

Los ganadores de 2017 con la Directora General de UNESCO, Madam Audrey Azoulay./ © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX for the gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgCiWXR

The deadline for applications is set on 31 October 2018


The increasingly powerful capacities and lower costs of ICTs, as well as the freely accesible digital content have made the international community to pool its efforts in achieving the access to inclusive and equitable quality education by exploiting the uses of digital devices and applications. In keeping with Sustainable Development Goal 4, the Prize, established in 2005, recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to enable this expansion. The 2018 edition has been launched under the theme “The use of innovative information and communication Technologies to ensure education for the most vulnerable groups”.

Special attention will be given to projects that use integrated solutions blending commonly used technology with frontier technology

The prizewinners will be chosen based on the recommendations of an international jury by December 2018. This jury, selected by its geographical and technical diversity, will analyze individually and collectively all the applications. They will select two best projects and each prizewinner will receive a diploma, USD 25.000 and aknowledgement during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, that will take place on March 2019. Special attention will be given to project that use integrated solutions blending commonly used technology with frontier technology, such as intelligent learning management systems.

The 2018 edition has been launched under the theme “The use of innovative ICTs to ensure education for the most vulnerable groups

The 2017 prizewinners and the Director General of UNESCO, Madam Audrey Azoulay./ © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX for the gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgCiWXR
The 2017 prizewinners and the Director General of UNESCO, Madam Audrey Azoulay./ © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX for the gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgCiWXR

Last edition was focused on the use of ICTs to increase access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, also related with Sustainable Development Goal 4. The winners, chosen because the expression of the expected values and principles, were Connected Learning Iniciative (CLIx) from India and Programme de Généralisation des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour l’Enseignement (GENIE) from Morocco. Daniel Burgos, vice-rector of Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) and UNESCO Chair on eLearning, was vice-chair of the international jury of this edition. As Burgos said, “this Prize supports, encourages, fosters and nurtures the very access and the future of Education and the impact into the Society”.

The nomination proccess takes place online trhough the UNESCO website:

www.unesco.org/ict-ed-prize

 

June 27th.- Eva Ferreras