The UNESCO-Hamdan Prize


The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

Awarded every two years, the Prize is generously supported by H.E. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. It amounts to $300,000, which is equally divided between three winners whose projects aim at improving worldwide the performance and effectiveness of teachers.

The winners are selected by an International Jury composed of five distinguished professionals chosen for their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.

The Prize will be awarded for the 4th time at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2016.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2015-2016 Prize is 31 October 2015.

To submit a nomination, please download the guide, the application and nomination form.

Contact: teacherprize(a)unesco.org

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