Manama, Nov. 28 (BNA): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has announced the launch of nominations for the 13th edition of the UNESCO- King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Education, and that the deadline for submission of nominations is February 18, 2022.
This year’s edition focuses on using technology to enable comprehensive educational systems to face crises.
Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, underlined the great importance of the prestigious global prize, launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and adopted by UNESCO, in recognising initiatives aimed at promoting quality education for all social segments by using ICT, in line with UNESCO’s goals and the policies of the Kingdom in the field of digital learning.
Dr. Al-Nuaimi pointed out that the increasing number of participants from different countries proves its importance in serving humanity through education.
The Minister indicated that this year’s edition recognises projects that use technology in implementing educational programmes in a manner that guarantees the continuity of education and maintains its quality, especially in light of the exceptional circumstances imposed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which has caused the disruption of education around the world.
UNESCO called on individuals, institutions and NGOs to contact their countries’ national commissions and international non-governmental organisations maintaining official relations with UNESCO to inquire about the nomination procedures and fill in the nomination forms in English and French.
Established in 2005, the Prize rewards individuals and organisations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age.
An international Jury selects the best projects annually. Each prize winner receives a cash prize, a medal and a diploma during a special ceremony held on the occasion.