Nominations Open – UNESCO Hamdan Prize 2017-2018

Nominations Open – UNESCO Hamdan Prize 2017-2018

Deadline: October 31, 2017

The fifth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The Prize 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.

The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities.


The Prize of $300 000 will be divided between three winners. The Prize will be awarded for the 5th time at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2018.

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.


Candidates should be organizations, international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions or local, national and regional communities who are working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers.

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted in two ways:

  1. A candidate shall ask a nominating body to send its application to UNESCO;
  2. A nominating body may initiate the process of nominating a candidate and send the application to UNESCO.


  • A candidate shall be nominated by no more than one nominating body.
  • Applications must be written either in English or French only.
  • Unsolicited applications are not taken into consideration/ self-nominations cannot be considered

To submit a nomination, please download the following:

Letters of nomination (in English or French only) should be sent to the Secretariat by post or email:

Section for Teacher Development and Education Policies
Division for Teacher Development and Higher Education
ATTN: UNESCO-Hamdan Prize
7 place de Fontenoy
F-75352 Paris 07 SP

Email: [email protected] | Phone : 01 45 68 23 22

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