The UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development was established in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and the quality of education within the framework of achieving Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 on quality education, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

The prize is awarded every two years to three winners whose projects are aimed at improving the academic performance and effectiveness of teachers around the world.

It is held with the support of the Hamdan Foundation in the United Arab Emirates and amounts to $ 300,000, which is equally divided among the three winners.

Who is eligible to apply?

Institutions or organizations; international or national governmental or non-governmental organizations; educational or research institutions operating in the field of teaching and learning.

Candidate organizations and institutions nominated by the official nominating body:

  1. Member States, in consultation with their national commissions
  2. Non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and actively working in the field covered by the Award.

Applications must be submitted only in English or French.

Only projects of organizations and institutions will be considered.

Self-nominated candidates are not eligible for the award and will not be considered.

What are the conditions for participation in the project?

  1. The project should make a significant contribution to the improvement of teaching and learning in accordance with the principles and objectives of UNESCO in this area.
  2. The project should be exemplary and probably stimulate similar initiatives; it should prove effective in mobilizing new intellectual and material resources.
  3. The project must be carried out for at least three years at the time of submission of the application.

How to apply?

  1. The application for participation will be executed by the Academy. We ask all faculty members who wish to participate in the competition to contact the Department of Postgraduate Programs and International Cooperation.

Deadline: September 15, 2023

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