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Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize rewards innovative and outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organizations that are advancing girls’ and women’s education. Laureates receive USD 50,000.
Last year, the Directorate of Early Childhood Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and the Female Students Network Trust from Zimbabwe were recognized for their innovative projects.
Governments of all Member States, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO, can nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations. Nominations must be submitted online in English or French and need to focus on a specific project or programme.
Nominations are assessed by an independent jury of five international experts on the basis of their potential for impact, innovation and sustainability. Projects must have been running for at least two years, have the potential to be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for other initiatives. They must also 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.
All nominations must be submitted online by May 5, 2017 (midnight, Paris time) at this link, only accessible to the UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership. The two laureates will be announced by the Director-General in September 2017.