UNESCO ICT in education prize: Call for nominations open to projects creating synergies between digital learning and greening education

(Reposted from: UNESCO. December 7, 2023)

The theme of the 2023 edition is “Digital learning for greening education”

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting applications and nominations. The theme of the 2023 edition is “Digital learning for greening education”.

Digital learning, with its potential to expand access and improve the quality of learning, offers an avenue for the delivery of curricula and pedagogy to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes on climate change and take climate actions.

Specifically, the 2023 edition of the Prize aims to showcase projects that design and deploy digital technologies, appropriately and ethically, to create inclusive and engaging learning experiences centered around the critical topic of climate change.

It prioritizes digital learning projects grounded in rigorous needs assessment while giving due consideration to the domain-specific nature of climate education, learners’ interests, and local contexts. To leverage the full potential of digital learning, pedagogical methodologies should also be adapted to meet the needs of climate education and foster climate actions among learners.

By encouraging synergies between public digital learning and green education, and by showcasing best practices in this field, this edition of the Prize also addresses several priority areas identified at the Transforming Education Summit that took place in 2022.

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 US$ 25,000, a diploma, and international recognition during an award ceremony to be held at UNESCO Headquarters.

Who can apply?

Any individual, institution, or non-governmental organization (NGO) with an established ongoing project (at least for 1 year) relevant to the specific theme of the year i.e. Digital learning for greening education.

How to apply?

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 2023 theme and meet the selection criteria.

Details of the selection process and applications can be found on the Prize webpage.

The deadline for nominations is 5 February 2024 (midnight, Paris time).

For any queries, please contact ictprize@unesco.org

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1 thought on “UNESCO ICT in education prize: Call for nominations open to projects creating synergies between digital learning and greening education”

  1. Dr. Surya Nath Prasad

    We all are full of ecology or made of ecology. Ecological elements, viz. earth, air, water, fire and space in every man and woman need outside same ecological elements as food to grow integrally and harmoniously. These five elements are in scattered form in the universe, but these five elements are in consolidated form in every man and woman everywhere without any discrimination. This is why he or she is called miniature universe. Therefore perpetual knowledge and practice of ecological elements inside the human beings and outside in the universe is a must for all types of people everywhere for their healthy and peaceful lives. Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College Orr says, “What is missing in the liberal arts curriculum is not computers, but food; not science, but water; it is not economics, but wildlife.” For more details, one may refer to my Presidential Speech:

    Presidential Address
    Education for Environment and Peace
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D. – TRANSCEND Media Service
    Presidential Address at the Euro-Asian Congress, Giresun, Turkey on 2 August 1997
    Published by Lund University, Malmo, Sweden, April 1998
    Distributed by U. S. Department of Education (ERIC)
    Available in National Library of Australia to borrow

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