1 March 2017
The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers is open for nominations of candidates. Created in 2008, it supports the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, one of UNESCO’s priorities.The Prize is supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates and is awarded every two years. It amounts to USD $300,000 equally divided between three winners whose projects aim at improving the performance and effectiveness of teachers.
The nomination of candidates is open to individuals representing institutions or organizations; international or national governmental or NGOs; and educational or research institutions and communities at all levels.
Nominations must be submitted by member state governments, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO, and by NGOs maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO.
Applications are examined by a Jury of international professionals specialized in teacher-related issues from all of UNESCO’s geographical regions.
The winners are selected by an International Jury composed of five prominent professionals chosen for their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.
Currently in its fifth edition, the prize has been awarded to eleven laureates from different regions of the world. In 2016, the University of Malaya’s Environmental Citizenship Education programme in Malaysia and the See Beyond Borders programme in Cambodia were the winners.
The Prize ceremony will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2018.
The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 October 2017.
Learn more about the prize and submit a nomination