Subject: Call for nominations - 2019 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa AI-Khalifa
Prize for thé Use of Information and Communication Technologies in
It is my pleasure hereby to launch thé call for nominations for thé 2019 édition of
thé UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa AI-Khalifa Prize, underthe thème "Thé use of
Artificial Intelligence (Al) to innovate éducation, learning and teaching".
In keeping with Sustainable Development Goal 4, thé Prize recognizes innovative
approaches in leveraging new technologies to enable thé expansion of
educational opportunities for ail. Funded by thé Kingdom of Bahrain and
established in 2005, it rewards projects that use information and communication
technologies to enhance teaching, learning and overall éducation performance.
This year's Prize focuses on leveraging Artificial Intelligence (Al), Al-powered
solutions as well as applications of neuroscience in Al to improve learning
outcomes and teaching méthodologies, to empower teachers and to enhance thé
delivery and management of éducation and éducation services. It also aims to
ensure that thé deployment ofAI in éducation does not exacerbate digital divides,
and everybody can reap thé benefits of new technological developments.
Two prizewinners will be selected based on thé recommendations of an
international jury. Each will receive a monetary award (USD 25, 000) and a
On behalf of thé Director-General, l am pteased to invite non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) in officiai partnership with UNESCO, and active in thé field
covered by thé Prize, to submit nominations for this year's édition. An NGO may
nominate up to three projects.
An applicant can access thé online application form through this link:
www.unesco.or /ict-ed- rize/re ister.
UNESCO should reçoive thé online submission form, in English or French, by 31
October 2019 at thé latest (UTC+1, Paris time).
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More information on thé UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa AI-Khalifa Prize for thé
Use of ICT, including a user guide for thé online platform, can be found at:
htt s://on. Unesco. or /aboutict rize
Thé Secrétariat of thé Prize (Unit for ICT in Education, Education Sector, tel: +33
1 45 68 05 44; e-mail: ict rize Unesco. or ) remains at your disposai for any
clarification regarding thé nomination process.
Please accept, Sir/Madam, thé assurances of my highest considération.
Fir in Edouar Matoko
Encs: Statutes of thé UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa AI-Khalifa Prize for thé Use
of ICT in Education