On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.
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 outstanding contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
Nominated projects/programmes must meet the selection criteria set by the Prize. They must also have been running for at least two years, show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. Interested candidates should contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.
Deadline for submissions: 11 May 2018 (midnight, Paris time). Nominations must be submitted in English and French via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership.
The nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury of five experts on the basis of the project/programme’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainably. Based on the recommendations of the International Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce this year’s laureates in September 2018.
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. It consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field.
More information on the Prize website