UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education

Grant Size $10,000 to $100,000   ,   Closing Date


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched the King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education to recognize innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Established in 2005 with the support of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Prize rewards individuals and organizations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age. 


Digital learning for greening education

  • Digital learning, with its potential to expand access and improve the quality of learning, offers an avenue for the delivery of curricula and pedagogy to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes on climate change and promote sustainable development.

  • Thus, the 2023 edition of the Prize aims to surface and maximize the impact of best practices in leveraging digital technologies to develop competencies and forge an active commitment to sustainable development among learners.

  • Selected programmes must give learners the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, values and skills to tackle climate disruption and promote sustainable development.

Prize Information
  • The  Prize awards  annually US$  25,000 each to  two innovative projects.

Selection Criteria
  • Appropriateness of digital solutions: The project is backed by needs assessment and applies fit-for-purpose technologies to provide safe, inclusive and robust tools.

  • Pedagogy innovation: The project adopts pedagogical methodologies adapted for climate education to facilitate digital learning and learner engagement.

  • Inclusion and equity: The project should advance inclusion and equity in education while taking into account marginalized groups, minorities, and learners with different abilities.

  • Evidence of impact: The project should provide evidence of impact on learners reached and pre-set learning outcomes.

  • Potential for replicability and scalability: The project should show evidence that it can be replicated in other contexts or have the potential to further optimize and scale its impact.


  • Individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations or other entities can apply.

  • The project should be ongoing for at least 1 year.

  • The project and its organization should not be affiliated with UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO.

  • The project should be public and free of charge.

Post Date: December 08, 2023

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