UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize

Last date to apply

October 31, 2015

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 Program was started to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals.

About the Programin 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 organizations.
  • Individuals representing International or national governmental or non-governmental organizations.
  • 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

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 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 4th time at a ceremony which will be conducted on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on October 5, 2016.

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Application form and Process

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Application Process

What is a Nominating Body?

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

Application Process

  • Candidate can request a nominating body to send their application to UNESCO. Click here to download Nomination form
  • 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 with 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 October 31, 2015 (midnight, Paris time)

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Selection Process

UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 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 organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Address

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

UNESCO Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize Contact Details

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

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