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Applications are invited by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its International Literacy Prizes (ILP) 2017 under the theme “Literacy in a Digital World” to support effective literacy practices and encourage the promotion of dynamic literate societies.
Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 475 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been recognized.
Currently there are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:
- The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards)
Established in 1989, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
- The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards)
The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, established in 2005, with the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. It gives special consideration to literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.
Each of the five prize winners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.
- Individuals, institutions and organizations promoting literacy.
- Specific programmes/projects with a proven record of innovative work in the field of literacy for at least three years.
- Programmes/projects that have not been awarded the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes in the past five years.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
Apply through given website.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017