Deadline: May 28, 2019
On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize honours outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education.
The Prize contributes to two Sustainable Development Goals: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” (Goal 4) and “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” (Goal 5).
Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made strong contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
- The Prize annually awards US$ 50,000 to two outstanding laureates.
- Nominated projects must meet the eligibility and selection criteria set by the Prize;
- They must be established and running for at least two years;
- Show potential to be replicable and scalable and
- Contribute to one or more of the priority areas of the Prize.
Nominations must be submitted in English and French via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO. Nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury of five experts on the basis of the project’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainably.
For more information, visit UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.