ICT in Education Prize

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities for all, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goal 4 on education.

An international Jury selects two best projects annually. Each prizewinner receives US$ 25,000, a medal and a diploma during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

National Commissions of the Member States of UNESCO and international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to elicit, nominate and submit candidates for the Prize, thus contributing to a greater diversity of the projects.

Every year the Prize has a specific theme, which, while being in line with UNESCO’s mandate and values, advocates for responsible and ethical use of information and communication technologies.

The 2019 theme is ‘the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching and learning’.


  • June 2019: Launch of call for nominations
  • 14 November 2019: Deadline for submission
  • December 2019: International jury meeting
  • March 2020: Award ceremony in Paris, France

More information available here.