UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Women's Education - 2018 | $50,000 Awards

UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Women's Education - 2018 | $50,000 Awards

UNESCO Launches the Call for Nominations for the 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Consists of Two US $50,000 Awards To Help Further Works of Laureates in this field.

 On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made outstanding contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.

Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 years, 16 million girls will never set foot in a classroom (UNESCO Institute for Statistics).

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016.

Established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize directly contributes to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, particularly SDG goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. It also supports UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).

Nominated projects/programmes must meet the selection criteria set by the Prize. 
 
They must also have been running for at least two years, show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize.
 
Self-nominations are not accepted. Interested candidates should contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

Deadline for submissions: 11 May 2018 (midnight, Paris time). Nominations must be submitted in English and French via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership.

The nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury of five experts on the basis of the project/programme’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainably. Based on the recommendations of the International Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce this year’s laureates in September 2018.

Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize honours outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education. It consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field.

More information on the Prize website

Contact: gweprize@unesco.org
UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Women's Education - 2018 | $50,000 Awards UNESCO Prize for Girls' & Women's Education - 2018 | $50,000 Awards Reviewed by Lagos University Info on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.