The Prize asks for new ways to use technology to enable inclusive crisis-resilient learning systems; a prompt that was inspired by global shifts in education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If 2020 taught us anything, it's that digital technology can redefine the way our children learn in schools, and help us overcome any kind of educational challenge. It's not a new lesson, but it's an important one - a lesson that the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education has been trying to teach since it was established in 2005, inviting innovators to come up with creative use of technology to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities.
The Egyptian National Committee for UNESCO has opened applications for the 2021 edition of the Prize. The Prize asks for new ways to use technology to enable inclusive crisis-resilient learning systems; a prompt that was inspired by global shifts in education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. An international jury selects two of the best projects every year, each of whom will receive USD 25,000, a medal, and a diploma, all of which they'll receive during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Applicants must provide the Egyptian National Committee for UNESCO with a summary of their project, a copy of the application to the Prize, and a letter of nomination from the entity to which the applicant belongs and addressed to the committee's Secretary-General. The project must last for at least one year, must not be affiliated with UNESCO in any way, and must use open and free technology.
Applications must be sent no later than January 30th, 2022. To contact the Prize directly with any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.