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2020 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 3, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 27, 2020
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This year’s thematic focus is highlighting teachers who are at the frontline of delivering literacy learning, and their contribution to promoting youth and adult literacy, linked to target 4.6 of the Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG4), where literacy is perceived as a continuum developed throughout life.

UNESCO distinguishes between two Literacy Prizes which are given to five laureates in total:

1. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards)
It was established in 1989 and is supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to programmes that focus on the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.

2. The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards)
It was established in 2005, and is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. This Prize recognizes programmes that promote literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.

Prize Information
Each prizewinner receives a medal, a diploma and US$20,000.

National Commissions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are encouraged to nominate individuals, institutions and organizations who are making outstanding contributions to promoting literacy and who request a nomination.

Utilize This Offer

This year UNESCO will reward five individuals or organizations around the world for their outstanding projects that promote literacy within the theme ‘Teaching and learning literacy: the role of educators and changing pedagogies’.

Governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals who promote literacy through projects and programmes are welcome to apply.

All applications should be submitted to nominating entities, such as the National Commission for UNESCO in the country of the programme, or an NGO that is in an official partnership with UNESCO.

Deadline for candidates to submit applications to nominating entities: 28 June 2020 (midnight, Paris time).

Deadline for nominating entities to submit their nominations to UNESCO: 12 July 2020 (midnight, Paris time).

For more information, please visit https://en.unesco.org/news/call-applications-and-nominations-2020-unesco...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 03
Jun 03

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Anita Shrestha
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank u for sharing

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 03
Jun 03

Welcome. Spread the word.

Dalitso Lungu
Jun 03
Jun 03

thank you for sharing

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 03
Jun 03

Welcome. Spread the word.

Jill Langhus
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 03
Jun 03

Welcome. Spread the word.

Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

Will do.

Basudha Modak
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you for this.will pass it on .

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 05
Jun 05

Welcome! Great.