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UNESCO Hamdan Prize for the Effectiveness of Teachers 2019-20

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The purpose of the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers is to support, encourage and benefit those working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers for quality education for all. It will also serve to facilitate the global sharing and dissemination of outstanding practices related to teachers. The objective of the Prize confirms to UNESCO’s policies and is related to the Programme of the Organization in the field of education and teachers development. The Prize will be entitled the “UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers”.

The Prize shall be funded by the  Donor,  His  Highness  Sheikh  Hamdan  Bin  Rashid Al-Maktoum of the  United  Arab  Emirates.  As determined by the Director-General and in consultation with the Donor, the Prize shall consist of US $300,000 to be divided equally among three winners and paid directly by the Donor and a certificate for each of the three Prize-winners.

The full staff support and operating/management costs of the Prize, including all costs related to the award ceremony and public information activities and overhead charges, estimated at a minimum of US $200,000 per biennial edition, shall be fully covered by the Donor, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. To this end, the Director-General will determine a mandatory overhead cost amount to be applied and charged against the funds in the special account, which is to be established under the financial regulations for the Prize.

Location: Online

Benefits:

  • The Prize shall consist of US $300,000 to be divided equally among three winners and paid directly by the Donor and a certificate for each of the three Prize-winners.
  • The full staff support and operating/management costs of the Prize, including all costs related to the award ceremony and public information activities and overhead charges, estimated at a minimum of US $200,000 per biennial edition, shall be fully covered by the Donor, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates.

Eligibilities:

  • The program/project submitted by candidates shall have made a significant contribution to enhancing teaching and learning, in line with UNESCO’s principles and objectives in this field:
    • by demonstrating innovation aimed at promoting the effectiveness of teachers;
    • by producing teaching materials or other special aids designed for the development of innovative teaching and learning;
    • by mobilizing initiatives and/or means likely to contribute to enhancing teacher effectiveness;
    • by strengthening coordination and research that inform and enhance teacher effectiveness;
  • Also, the following criteria will be taken into consideration:
    • the program/project must be on-going for at least three years for its results to be evaluated and its effectiveness verified;
    • it must represent an outstanding contribution to the fundamental objectives of UNESCO and the United Nations in the fields of quality education for sustainable development;
    • the work accomplished must be exemplary and likely to stimulate similar initiatives;
    • it must have shown itself to be effective in mobilizing new intellectual and material resources;
    • The Prize may be conferred upon individuals representing institutions or organizations; international or national governmental or non-governmental organizations; educational or research institutions and local/national/regional communities.
  • The Prize shall be awarded to three programs/projects which have proven achievement in enhancing performance and effectiveness of teachers in developing countries, or within marginalized or disadvantaged communities, from the wider global context.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 (37 Days Remaining)

Eligible Regions: Open for All

 

To apply: https://en.unesco.org/teachers/Hamdan-prize