Applications call for UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in promoting the inclusion; and enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities through the application of digital solutions, resources and technologies.
In line with UNESCO’s strategic objectives and especially the Major Programme Communication and Information, this includes translating human rights and fundamental freedoms into action, with a particular emphasis on removing barriers to enable greater access to information and knowledge, as well as learning and participation in society through the effective application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Prize has also direct thematic linkages to other UNESCO’s Major Programmes.
- The total amount available for the Prize biennially is USD $ 40,000, which will be distributed equally between the individual and the organizational winner.
- UNESCO will publicize the Prize winners and will seek to work with them to enhance and promote their continued activities in the field of the digital empowerment of persons with disabilities.
- The Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations by a Jury will select the prize winners (Laureates).
- The UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is open to all the individuals (applying either individually, or representing a group of people) or organizations (an institution, non-governmental organization or other public or private entity).
- But however previous recipients of the UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, or the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize to Promote Quality Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities are not eligible to apply.
- Similarly, members of staff of UNESCO, as well as present and previous Jurors for this Prize, may not apply.
- Anyone else who submitted an application to previous editions of these prizes can submit a new application.
These awards are for individuals and organizations and are not for projects or programmes.
- Successful individuals and organizations will usually have undertaken a series of relevant projects and programmes, developed appropriate tools or resources, and enhanced co-operation and partnerships that will contribute to their achievements, but it is the overall personal or organizational contribution that will be assessed.