Established in 2005 with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prize rewards individuals and organizations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age. An international Jury selects two best projects annually.
Every year the Prize has a specific theme, which, while being in line with UNESCO’s mandate and values, advocates for responsible and ethical use of information and communication technologies
Theme for 2023: Digital learning for greening education.
- Each prizewinner receives US$ 25,000, a medal and a diploma during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
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Eligibility of UNESCO ICT in Education Prize
- Open to: Individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations or other entities.
- Be relevant to the theme of the year
- The project should be ongoing for at least 1 year
- The project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO
- The project should be public and free of charge.
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Selection criteria for UNESCO ICT in Education Prize
- Appropriateness of digital solutions: The project is backed by needs assessment and applies fit-for-purpose technologies to provide safe, inclusive and robust tools
- Pedagogy innovation: The project adopts pedagogical methodologies adapted for climate education to facilitate digital learning and learner engagement
- Inclusion and equity: The project should advance inclusion and equity in education while taking into account marginalized groups, minorities and learners with different abilities
- Evidence of impact: The project should provide evidence of impact on learners reached and pre-set learning outcomes
- Potential for replicability and scalability: The project should show evidence that it can be replicated in other contexts or have the potential to further optimize and scale its impact.