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UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICT in Education: Call for Nominations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 8, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 17, 2020

In the context of the education crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this focus is all the more important. Indeed, the use of new technologies to respond to the crisis reveals both their potential and the need to support their development – so that they can help to improve learning and inclusivity rather than exacerbate existing inequalities.

Technology innovations fueled by AI have the potential to locate and reach excluded and marginalized groups and provide quality learning programmed for learners in emergency contexts or learners with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Two winners will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO based on the recommendations of an international Jury, and each winner will receive a reward of USD 25,000 and a diploma during a ceremony in Paris.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) Individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations, or other entities;
2) The project should be ongoing for at least 1 year;
3) The project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO;
4) The technology solutions used by the project should be designed completely for the public good or for charitable purposes, meaning that they should not be the free parts of commercial applications or application packages that only offer limited functions free of charge while requesting users to pay for advanced functions.

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The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures.

The theme of the 2020 edition is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the continuity and quality of learning.

For the application to be considered, it should be nominated by either the National Commission of the UNESCO Member State or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

All applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the NGO or National Commission ahead of the application process.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Governments of UNESCO Member States as well as NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to elicit and nominate up to three projects, which are in line with the 2020 theme and meet the selection criteria.

The deadline for nominations is 18 December 2020 (midnight, Paris time).

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3jdK9LK

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Jill Langhus
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020

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 by calls such this one);
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. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do 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.

Marieta Dimova
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2020

very interesting

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 29, 2020
Nov 29, 2020

For more information please visit the mentioned website.