UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women Education 2024 // usd $50,000 prize

UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women Education 2024 // usd $50,000 prize

UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women Education 2024

Applications are accepted for the 2024 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education recognizes exceptional and innovative achievements by individuals, institutions, and organizations to enhance education for girls and women worldwide. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this kind, and it is unique in that it focuses on successful programs that improve and promote girls’ and women’s educational opportunities, and hence the quality of their lives.

The Prize, which is funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, is given to two laureates each year and consists of a $50,000 reward to help further their work in the field of girls’ and women’s education. The Prize was first given in 2016 by UNESCO’s Director-General.

Nomination Procedure for the UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women Education 2024

Governments of UNESCO Member States, through their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official collaboration with UNESCO may make up to three nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted.

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Who can be nominated?

Individuals, institutions, and organizations that promote girls’ and women’s education are eligible for nomination. Nominations must focus on the candidate’s established initiative or program that has been ongoing for at least two years and fits the selection requirements.

How to be nominated?

Self-nominations are not accepted. If your institution or organization meets the selection criteria, contact your country’s National Commission to UNESCO or a suitable NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.

For more details, please refer to the Prize’s explanation note.

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How to nominate?

  1. Nominations can be submitted via the dedicated online platform in English or French by a National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.
    Nominations submitted by a Member State’s National Commission must be validated by the Permanent Delegation.
    nominations from an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO must be validated by the organization’s headquarters. Nominations from country branches or affiliated offices will not be accepted.
  2. National Commissions and Permanent Delegations to UNESCO may access the online submissions platform through their official UNESCO account using the following link: http://unesco.org/gwe.
    NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO will be granted direct access to the online platform by the Secretariat upon request. To request access, please contact GWEPrize@unesco.org.
  3. Member States and NGOs in official partnership may request that candidates complete the online nomination form directly.
    Access to the platform will be granted to candidates by the Prize Secretariat upon request from the nominating entity (National Commission, Permanent Delegation or NGO in official Partnership with UNESCO). Requests should be sent to GWEPrize@unesco.org by 22 May 2024. Once the online form is completed by the candidate, the nominating entity will be required to review and validate the submission.
  4. Nominations must be submitted via the online platform by midnight of 24 May 2024 (UTC+1, Paris time). Kindly note that a nominating entity (Member State or NGO in official partnership with UNESCO) may not submit more than three nominations.

If you have any questions about the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education or the entry procedure, please contact the Secretariat at GWEPrize@unesco.org.

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  • Launch of the call for nominations (8 March, International Women’s Day)
  • Submission of nominations online (8 March – 24 May)
  • Meeting of the International Jury (June/July)
  • Announcement of the Prize laureates (early October)
  • Award ceremony (11 October, International Day of the Girl Child)

Application Deadline:  24 May, 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

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