25.08.2009 -

UNESCO-Hamdan prize for outstanding teachers

Nominations for the ‘UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers’ will close on August 31st

The prize was set up in 2009 and is funded by his Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of Dubai. It aims to support, encourage and benefit those working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers towards Education for All. It attaches particular importance to outstanding practices in developing country contexts or those aimed at marginalized and disadvantaged communities. It also aims to facilitate the global sharing and dissemination of outstanding practices regarding teachers.

Every two years, the Prize will reward three candidates from around the world who have shown outstanding achievement in enhancing the performance and effectiveness of teachers in developing countries or within marginalized or disadvantaged communities from the wider global context. The value of the Prize shall be US $270,000, divided between three winners. The first Prize awarding ceremony will be held in Dubai in April 2010.

Please note that individuals may not apply for the Prize. All Letters of Application shall be postmarked by 31 August 2009 to: 


Division of Higher Education

Section for Teacher Education

ATTN: UNESCO-Hamdan Prize

7 place du Fontenoy

75007 Paris


Related Links


Template for Letters of Application

Website of Hamdan Award


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