UNESCO King Hamad Prize call for nominations opens

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has launched a call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education.

The award will recognize in the 2018 edition pioneering projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for remote areas and excluded vulnerable groups.

Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi stressed the importance of the award, which was first established in 2005 under the auspices of HM the King, to achieve the UNESCO humanitarian goals.

He hailed the ever-growing international interest of individuals, institutions and organisations from all over the world to compete for the prize and showcase their innovative use of Information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.

This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications, such as breakthrough technology to overcome infrastructure barriers; solutions to reduce the cost of access; online learning innovations; intelligent learning management systems; machine translation; big data; and imagery technology.

The Paris-based UN agency called upon individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations to approach the National Commissions for UNESCO of their countries or NGOs in official partnerships with UNESCO and complete the online submission form.

Applications and nominations shall be submitted via prize online website in both English and French by the 31st of October, 2018. For more detailed information on eligibility criteria, submission and nomination process, please visit UNESCO ICT in education Prize website.

Source: Bahrain News Agency