Deadline: 31 October 2013
Open to: organizations, international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions or local, national and regional communities working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers
Prize: $270 000, which is equally divided between the three winners
International applicants are invited to submit applications for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize supported by H.E. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. In 2008, the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize was created to support the enhancement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities. The Prize is awarded every two years to three winners whose projects aim at improving the performance and effectiveness of teachers worldwide.
As well as aiming to improve educational practices around the world, it also gives priority to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The winners of the Prize are projects that have made an outstanding contribution, through their teacher-related activities, to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
The Prize amounts to $270 000, which is equally divided between the three winners.
Candidates may be organizations, international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions or local, national and regional communities who are working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers.
Applications should be postmarked or sent by email to the Secretariat of the Prize by 31 October 2013 (midnight, Paris time). Letters of nomination AVAILABLE HERE (in English or French only) should be sent to the Secretariat by post or email to [email protected].
Section for Teacher Development and Education Policies
Division for Teacher Development and Higher Education
ATTN: UNESCO-Hamdan Prize
7 place de Fontenoy
F-75352 Paris 07 SP
Applications may be submitted in two ways:
- A candidate shall ask a nominating body to send its application to UNESCO;
- A nominating body may initiate the process of nominating a candidate and send the application to UNESCO
A nominating body may be Multinationals and Bilateral Organizations, Ministries of Education (or other relevant Ministries), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), organizations or institutions directly involved in, or aware of, outstanding practices concerning teachers. It is the nominating body who sends the applications to UNESCO.
Applications received before the deadline are reviewed by the Screening panel, who will eliminate non-eligible candidates and transmit them to the International Jury for the Prize. The International Jury meets in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to select the Prize winners. Prizes are awarded to winners during an official ceremony organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day (October 2014).