Nominations for the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, has been awarded every year since 2005. It honours individuals, institutions and other entities, as well as non-governmental organisations that have established projects and activities that demonstrate good practice in, and creative use of, information and communication technologies for enhancing learning, teaching and overall educational performance. The prize comprises a diploma and US$50,000, to be divided equally between two prize winners selected by the Director-General on the basis of the recommendations of an international jury with five independent members of different nationalities.

The theme of the 2010 prize is Digital Literacy: Preparing Adult Learners for Lifelong Learning and Flexible Employment. Inspired by CONFINTEA VI and the first Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE), this is the first year that the theme has centred on adult education.

Governments are invited to submit their nominations by 30 September 2010. These should be forwarded in hard copy and, if possible, electronically, to the Division of Higher Education, Education Sector, UNESCO. Contact: Mariana Patru (m.patru(at)unesco.org).

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