UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education 2022 ($25,000 prize)

Deadline: 23rd of January, 2023

The King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education 2022 is now accepting nominations. In keeping with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Goal 4 on education, the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education honors creative uses of new technology to increase educational and lifelong learning possibilities for all.
The Prize, which was established in 2005 with help from the Kingdom of Bahrain, honors people and organizations for their excellent work in advancing innovative technology use to improve learning, teaching, and overall educational achievement in the digital age. Every year, the two finest projects are chosen by an international jury.

Every year, the Prize has a particular topic that promotes the appropriate and ethical use of information and communication technology while remaining true to the mission and values of UNESCO. The use of public platforms to enable equal access to digital educational information is the subject for 2022.


Each prize winner receives US$25,000, a medal and a diploma during a ceremony at
UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.


  • Open to Individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations or other entities.
  • The project should be ongoing for at least for 1 year
  • The project and its organization should not be affiliated to UNESCO or receive any funding
    from UNESCO
  • The technology tools used by the project should be open and free.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance to the Thematic Focus: The project is in line with the objectives of the Prize and is relevant to the specific theme of the year
  • Innovation: The project applies innovative technologies to provide affordable and inclusive tools
  • Evidence of Impact:: The project should provide evidence of impact
  • 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
  • Inclusion and Equity: The project should use innovative technologies to advance inclusion and equity in education, while taking into account marginalized groups, leaners in crises and emergencies contexts and learners with disabilities.


  • Contact nominating entity: If your project/programme meets the criteria, get in contact as
    soon as possible with an appropriate nominating entity to inform about your interest in
    applying for the Prize.
    Check out: List of National Commissions for UNESCO;
    List of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO
  • Create your account: Request a user account and indicate through which entity you will
  • Go to the online platform accessible and start filling in the online application form in English
    or French.
  • Present your project/programme in a clear and structured way, following the instructions
    given in the form and respecting the indicated word limit. All supporting materials (e.g.
    publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
  • Ensure that your project is nominated.


Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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