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2024 UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development.

2024 UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development

Country: Nigeria
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2024 UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development.

The UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

Every two years, projects in Nigeria will be developed as pilot initiatives, showcasing successful implementations of innovative technologies. The Prize is made possible through generous support from the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance.


  • The Prize amounts to US $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners whose projects aim at improving worldwide the performance and effectiveness of teachers worldwide.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture will provide support to selected pilot farms and navigate a path to scale and sustainability.

Eligibility for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development.

  • The 10 selected projects are expected to be focused on the application of UAV, loT, Al and Blockchain in different agricultural sub sectors e.g. crop production, fishery, livestock and forestry.
  • Project proposals will need to demonstrate the use of 4IR Technologies to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability in Nigeria.

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Selection criteria

The 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 quality and effectiveness of teaching;
  • 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 the quality and effectiveness of teaching;
  • by strengthening coordination and research that inform and enhance teacher quality and effectiveness.

In addition to the conditions described above, the project must:

  • have been implemented for at least three years, so its results can be evaluated and its effectiveness verified;
  • represent an outstanding contribution to the fundamental objectives of UNESCO and the UN in the field of quality education for sustainable development;
  • be such that it can be reproduced elsewhere and is likely to foster similar initiatives;
  • have shown itself to be effective in mobilizing new intellectual and material resources.

Application open for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development.

Application for the project are now  open and must be submitted online by the closing date of  December 7, 2023. Successful applicants will be contracted not earlier than 6 weeks after the closing date.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline07 December,2023
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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