The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education is now open to recognize innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities for all, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goal 4 on education.
The 2022 edition follows immediately the release of “Call to Action: Assuring and improving quality public digital learning for all” during the Transforming Education Summit (TES) in September 2022, which reaffirms that the digital revolution must be harnessed to ensure the provision of quality education and lifelong learning as a public good and a human right for all, with a particular focus on the most marginalized. The 2022 edition, therefore, focuses on three keys to universal public digital education, rewarding projects that have made public digital learning platforms and digital content universally accessible, developed digital competencies for all teachers and learners, and promoted universal connectivity in education.
The Prize shall be funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and shall consist of a one-time contribution sum of US $758,600, which shall cover both the monetary value of the Prize and the costs of administering the Prize. Any interest that may accrue will be added to the overall contribution. As determined by the Director-General and in consultation with the Donor, the Prize shall consist of a sum of US $50,000 to be equally divided between two prize-winners.
Who can apply?
- Non-governmental organizations or other entities.
- The project should be ongoing for at least for 1 year;
- The project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO;
- The technology tools used by the project should be open and free.
For more information, visit https://www.unesco.org/en/prizes/ict-education