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2017 Call for Applications to a Training Workshop on Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) will host a Training Workshop on Mobile Apps Development for Sustainable Development in late November or early December 2017. The objective of the proposed initiative is to promote access of information and ICT innovations through the use of mobile apps in sustainable development by training University students studying Information Technology/Computer Science. The aim of the workshop is to train and guide the participants in mobile apps developing process and to develop apps for sustainable development in the following 5 UNESCO thematic areas: Education, Natural Science, Social & Human Science, Culture and Communication & Information

General Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a Youth (15 to 35 years)
  • Passionate about impacting change through ICTs
  • Bring a laptop for their use in the Training
  • Be in their 4th year of study of IT/Computer Science at a Kenyan university
  • Be familiar with mobile apps programming languages /span>
  • Have developed at least 1 mobile application

How to apply

  • All applicants are requested to download the Application form
  • All applicants must provide submit a screen shot of an App that they have created or   a 1 paragraph write up of the database they have created in the past.
  • Include a 1 paragraph write up (50-60 words) about the  App they would want to develop during the 1 week of training/li>
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae (1 page) and Letter of interest (1 page)
  • A copy of National ID
  • A copy of their University ID

Students with special needs and female students who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Submit your dully filled application form and all other requirements via email by 21st November, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications & Information Programme, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM), National Bank Building 14th Floor , Harambee Avenue, P.O. Box 72107- 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

 Tel  +254 – 20- 2229053/4                        Web site www.unesco.go.ke     

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UNESCO International Prizes and Awards

UNESCO offers various prizes and awards to recognize a person or group of persons or institutions for an outstanding contribution they have made in the fields of education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture and communication and information in a member state or region. These awards are offered on an annual or bi-annual basis. Each award carries with it a monetary prize to the Beneficiary.

UNESCO Prizes

UNESCO / GUILLERMO CANO WORLD PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE 2018

The Kenya Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) is pleased to invite submissions for the nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, created in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in 1986 while in exercise of his profession.

Awarded annually on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Prize consists of a medal symbolizing the award, as well as a monetary recompense.

As stipulated in the Regulations adopted by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is intended to ‘honour a person, organisation or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and /or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if this involved risk.

Kenya citizens, individuals, local and regional professional and non-governmental organisations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression may nominate Kenyan candidates for the Prize.

For more details please visit: en.unesco.org/news/unesco-se

The nominations must be channelled through KNATCOM via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: +254 (020) 2229053/4 by 2nd Feb 2018 for onward submission to UNESCO head office in Paris, France.

You may download the submission template form here.

UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

The UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers was created in 2008 to support the improvement of teaching and learning quality in achieving the Education for All goals, which is one of UNESCO’s priorities.

Candidates nominated for the Prize may be individuals representing institutions or organizations; international or national governmental or non-governmental organizations; and educational or research institutions and local/national/regional communities. Nominations must be submitted by the governments of Member States, in consultation with Kenya National Commissions for UNESCO, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO. A candidate shall be put forward by no more than one nominating body.

Awarded every two years, the Prize is generously supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates. It amounts to US $100,000 awarded to the winner whose project aims at improving worldwide performance and effectiveness of teachers.

The winner is selected by an International Jury composed of five distinguished professionals chosen for their high-level of knowledge and experience in teacher-related issues.

The Prize will be awarded for the 5th time at a ceremony that will take place during World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 October 2018.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017-2018 Prize is 22nd October 2017.


To submit a nomination, please download the Guide, the Application Form and the Nomination Form.

Download the Statutes of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize.

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For More info: UNESCO Hamdan Prize

Call for Nomination letter (pdf)

Call for nominations: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to propose candidates for the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. Deadline for the submission: 31 December 2016 at midnight which has been extended to 28th February 2017.

For More info: Call for nominations: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

Statutes of the Prize (pdf)
Guidelines for submission (pdf)
Nomination form (word)

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

UNESCO invites interested candidates to apply for The UNESCO Kalinga Prize.  The prize purpose is to give an international distinction awarding outstanding contributions of individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an international award to reward exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. It is awarded to persons who have had a distinguished career as writer, editor, lecturer, radio or television programme director, or film producer in helping interpret science, research and technology to the public. UNESCO Kalinga Prize winners know the potential power of science and technology in improving public welfare, enriching the cultural heritage of nations and providing solutions to societal problems on the local, regional and global level.

Checklist

Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation, which shall include five copies (paper or electronic) of the following documents, in English or French:

  • Description of the candidate’s background;
  • Completed submission form;
  • Summary of the work or the results of the work on the popularization of science, including publications and other supporting materials;
  • Description of how the candidate’s submitted work has contributed to the popularization of science.

Please note that if an official translation of your work into either English or French does not exist, it is recommended to supply a detailed explanation in English or French, or a partial translation, of the content.

Candidatures should be sent to: 

Yoslan Nur
Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building
Natural Sciences Sector UNESCO
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP France

Important regulations on the qualifications of candidates

  • Candidates can be writers, editors, lecturers, radio/television programme directors or film producers who have devoted their career to interpreting science, research and technology for the general public.
  • The applicant does not need to have a science degree.
  • This prize does not reward research.
  • This prize does not reward formal teaching (in a school/university), nor curriculum development for the formal learning sector.

Deadline for application is 20th May 2017

For more info UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science


For more information on the Prize, please visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/prizes/kalinga-prize/

 

 UNESCO INTERNATIONAL  PRIZES AND AWARDS 

Qualified individuals  are invited to participate on the following UNESCO International prizes and awards below. For more information on how to participate in the prizes and awards click this link Prizes and Awards

1. UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Winner gets approximately Kshs 4.65 million

Download the nomination form below, fill the form and attach supporting materials and submit it to the Commission by 15th May 2015.
ESD form

For more information about application guidelines click this link Read More

2. UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers

Winner gets approximately Kshs 9.30 million

Download the application form below, fill the form and attach supporting materials and submit it to the Commission by 31st August 2015.
Hamdan form

For more information about application guidelines click this link Read More

3. UNESCO International Literacy Prizes (2015)

Winner gets approximately Kshs 1.86 million

  • UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3)
  • UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize – (2)

Download the application form below, fill the form and attach supporting materials and submit it to the Commission by 22nd May 2015.
Literacy form

For more information about application guidelines click this link Read More. Confucius Prize Statute Read more and King Sejong literacy award Read more

4. L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science 2016.

Winner gets approximately Kshs 10.0 million

Applicants to apply directly through www.fwis.fr
Closing date is 16th June 2015
For more information about application guidelines click this link Read More

5. UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation 2015

Winner gets financial Award by his Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman


Download the nomination form below, fill the form and attach supporting materials and submit it to the Commission by 22nd May 2015.
Qaboos form

For more information about application guidelines click this link Read More

6.UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture

Winner gets approximately Kshs 5.58 million

contact the Commission for more details
deadline for applications is 22nd May 2015

Procurement Opportunities available for Youth Women and Persons with Disability

In 2013,His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta, pledged that the procurement rules would be amended to allow 30 per cent of contracts to be given to the youth, women and persons with disability without competition from established firms. His Excellency the President directed that the issue of 30 per cent allocation of all Government procurement to the youth. 

Accordingly, In 2013, His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that the procurement rules be amended to allow 30 per cent of contracts to be given to the youth, women and persons with disability without competition from established firms.

In this respect, the Public Procurement and Disposal Preference and Reservations Amendment Regulations, 2013 provides that:

  1. A procuring entity shall allocate at least thirty percent of its procurement spend for the purposes procuring goods, works and services from micro and small enterprises owned by youth, women and persons with disability.
  2. For the purpose of implementing paragraph (I), a procuring entity shall implement the requirement through its budgets, procurement plans, tender notices, contract awards and submit quarterly reports to the Authority.

Qualification for preference and reservations schemes

For the purpose of benefiting from preference and reservations schemes, an enterprise owned by youth, women or persons with disabilities shall be a legal entity that:

  1. Is registered with the relevant government body;
  2. and has at least seventy percent membership of youth, women or persons with disabilities and the leadership shall be one hundred percent youth,women and persons with disability, respectively

in compliance with this directive, the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO in the 2015/2016 FY endeavors to realize its set Performance Contract targets by fulfilling its obligations in awarding 30% of contracts and tenders to be given to youth, women and persons with disability.

To find out opportunities available, click the link below

 

UNESCO Youth Internships

UNESCO Internship programme

The purpose of the UNESCO Internship programme is to offer selected graduate and postgraduate students in a field related to the work of UNESCO the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignments and to enable them to gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s mandate and programmes. The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.

The programme also allows students of bilingual secretarial schools/technical institutions to gain practical experience in an international Organization.

Who can apply for an internship at UNESCO?

Students enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program in a university or equivalent institution at the time of application. Applicants pursuing their studies in a country where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies in a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Applicants must be undertaking studies in areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence (namely, education, culture, sciences, communication and social sciences) or in other areas which support UNESCO’s work (such as law, human resource management, management studies, international relations, etc.)

 Additional Requirements:

 Languages:

An excellent knowledge, both written and spoken, of at least one of UNESCO’s working languages (English or French). A working knowledge of the other language is an asset, and may be required of candidates for internships in secretarial/assistant assignments at Headquarters.

 Computer skills:

Ability to use computer systems, email and office-related software (MS Office).

 Attitude:

An awareness of the many facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential.

Applicants must keep in mind:

Costs/compensation:

UNESCO interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne either by the interns or their sponsoring institutions.

 Visa:

Interns are responsible for obtaining and financing any necessary visas.

 Travel:

Interns must arrange and finance their travel to the location where they will have the internship.

 Medical insurance:

Interns are responsible for all costs arising from accidents/illness incurred during an internship. Interns must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.

 Confidentiality:

Any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship must be kept confidential, and interns may not publish any reports or papers based on this information.

 Academic credit:

Some institutions of higher education award academic credit for internship programs. Interns should check with their university to confirm its credit policy.