UNESCO Emir Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prize for the promotion of Quality Education for the Mentally Disabled

The purpose of the Prize is to reward the outstanding activities of individuals, groups, organizations or centres that promote quality education for persons with intellectual disabilities. The Prize was created in 2002 with the generous contribution of the government of Kuwait.

Every two years, it rewards one person or institution from the Arab States and another from a different part of the world. It consists of a sum of US$40,000 equally divided between the two prize winners, and certificates.

Nominations are made by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-government organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO. The five jury members, of different nationalities, are appointed by the Director-General for a term of four years.

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