UNESCO has just opened its call for applications for the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.
Like every year, UNESCO will reward six individuals or organizations for their outstanding projects that promote literacy learning, and for this year’s edition are requested to reflect on the theme ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’.
The theme aims to present the different existing learning spaces (work, school, family, learning centers) and highlight the relation and various interconnections among them.
Currently, there are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:
All applications should be submitted to the nominating entities, the National Commission for UNESCO in the country of the program, or an NGO that is in an official partnership with UNESCO, who are encouraged to communicate the nominated individuals, institutions, and organizations to UNESCO.
The nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury, composed of five experts on the basis of the selection criteria. Based on the recommendations of the International Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will select the finalists to be awarded on the occasion of International Literacy Day on 8 September.