UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize 2017

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize

Last date to apply

31 October 2017

About UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize

The UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers begun in the year 2008. The UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize was started to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals. The deadline for submitting nominations for the UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 2017-2018 Prize is 31 October 2017.

About the Program in Brief

  • The Program is conducted in every two years. The Prize amounts to $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners and is offered by H.E. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Candidates have to apply through a Nominating Body who will send their application to UNESCO.
  • The application received will be reviewed by the screening panel and the Final selection will be done by the International Jury who will meet in Dubai

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UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both Male and Female
Region  Global
Class/ Age  For Teachers
Details To be eligible for the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize the person can be:
  • Individuals representing institutions or organisations.
  • Individuals representing International or national governmental or non-governmental organisations.
  • Individuals representing educational or research institutions
  • Individuals representing local/national/regional communities

Not Eligible to Participate

Individual Participation is not permitted

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Reward

Prize Amount: The selected candidates will receive a Prize amount of $300 000, which is equally divided between the three winners.

  • The Prize is offered by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Prize Distribution: Selected candidates will be awarded for the 5th time at a ceremony which will be conducted on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2018.

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Application form and Process

What is a Nominating Body?

  • Nominating body constitutes the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are in an official partnership with UNESCO.
  • Nominating Body has the right to nominate and recommend up to 5 candidates for the Prize.

Application Process

Click here to download Nomination form

  • Candidate can request a nominating body to send their application to UNESCO.
  • The nominating body may take over the process of nominating a candidate and send their application to UNESCO.
  • Kindly Note: Candidates can be nominated only by one nominating body Only.

Guidelines

  • Language: Candidates have to write their Applications either In English or French Only. No other language will be accepted.
  • No consideration: In no circumstances, unsolicited applications and Self Nominations will be taken into consideration.

Things the Application must contain

  • Duly filled in Nomination Form by the Nominating Body as per the prescribed format.
  • Duly filled in Application Form filled in by the candidate as per the prescribed Appropriate Form
  • The application must be accompanied by the supporting materials written either in English/French only.

Submission of Application Form


All the duly filled in postmarked Application Form has to be sent via email to the Secretariat of the Prize by 31 October 2017 (midnight, Paris time)

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Selection Process

  • All the applications received, will be reviewed by the screening panel for whether they aim at improving the performance and effectiveness of teachers across the world.
  • The screening panel will eliminate the Non-eligible candidates and will forward the selected Applications to the International Jury of the Prize.
  • The International Jury will meet in Dubai to select the Final Winners.
  • International jury: The team constitutes five distinguished professionals who have been selected on the basis of their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues
  • Prizes will be distributed during an official ceremony organised at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Contact Details

UNESCO-Hamdan Prize Secretariat
Division for Teaching, Learning and Content 
Section for Learning and Teachers 
Education Sector, UNESCO 
7 place de Fontenoy 
75352 Paris 07 SP, France

E-mail: teacherprize@unesco.org
Tel.: + 33 1 45 68 08 03

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