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UNESCO ICT in Education Prize

UNESCO ICT in Education Prize

Deadline: 31 October 2019
Open to: any individual, institution, or non-governmental organization (NGO) with an established ongoing project relevant to the specific theme of the year
Awards: each winner will receive a reward of USD 25,000 and a diploma during a ceremony in Paris,France

Description

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in education is now accepting candidatures. The theme of the 2019 edition is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching and learning.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advancements in neuroscience have the potential to enhance teaching methodologies, support lifelong learning and personalize learning through various ways, as well as propel and accelerate the discovery of new delivering modes of education. Keeping in with Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education, UNESCO with its partners is aiming to explore the effective and ethical use of AI applications to reduce barriers to access education and optimize learning processes with a view to improve learning outcomes.

In 2019, the Prize will award AI-powered solutions as well as applications of neuroscience in AI aiming to improve learning outcomes, to empower teachers and to enhance the delivery of education services, while advocating for inclusive and equitable use of these technologies in education.

Eligibility

Any individual, institution, or non-governmental organization (NGO) with an established ongoing project relevant to the specific theme of the year i.e. that uses AI-powered solutions to enhance education, improve learning outcomes or empower teachers.

More information on selection criteria and eligibility.

Benefits

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.

How to apply?

The applicants should fist create an account and then fill in an online form via the online platform.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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