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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 and Awards 

World Press Freedom Day 2018

In 2018, UNESCO will lead the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The main event, jointly organized by UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Ghana, will take place in Accra, Ghana on 2 – 3 May. This year’s global theme is ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’, and will cover issues of media and the transparency of the political process, the independence and media literacy of the judicial system, and the accountability of state institutions towards the public. The Day will also examine contemporary challenges of ensuring press freedom online.

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: Helping Young People Help the Planet

UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards: helping young people help the planet

Since 1989 MAB has been providing young researchers each year with awards of up to US$ 5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Through the MAB Young Scientists Awards, MAB is investing in a new generation of scientists worldwide because we think well-trained and committed young people are key to addressing ecological and sustainability issues.

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.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For More info: UNESCO Hamdan Prize

Call for Nomination letter (pdf)

Fior more info Please click http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/events/prizes-and-celebrations/unesco-prizes/madanjeet-singh-prize/

2018 International Essay Contest for Young People

Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a Key Partner of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).

The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.  

The theme for this year's contest is: THE CHANGE I WANT TO MAKE
What is the one thing you would like to change the most to make your school, workplace, community, country or the world a better place? How would you bring about that change?
Please share your concrete ideas.

First Prize winners will be invited to Tokyo, Japan, and will receive the Minister of Education Award at the Goi Peace Foundation Forum in November 2018.

Deadline: the closing date for submissions is 15 June 2018..

Who is eligible?

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 year old.

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.

 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

UNESCO Scholarships & Fellowships

UNESCO Fellowships
UNESCO Fellowship Bank Scheme requires that all applications be channeled through the National Commission for UNESCO of a candidate's country. UNESCO cannot consider direct, individual requests for funding. Due to scarcity of funds, fellowship seekers are encouraged to seek other sources of funding. 
The fields of study within UNESCO's areas of competence are those relating to Education, Natural Sciences, Social Science and Humanities, Culture, Communication, Information and Informatics.
Owing to the high cost of training, fellowship possibilities at UNESCO are scarce. Undergraduate students who wish to pursue studies in their own country cannot be beneficiaries of UNESCO fellowships. Furthermore, applicants must have exceptional merit, and have demonstrated that they possess outstanding potential to contribute to the social, cultural and/or economic development of their country to be considered for a UNESCO fellowship.

UNESCO/POLAND Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme Engineering 2018 Cycle

The UNESCO/POLAND Fellowship programme is offering forty fellowships of six months duration starting from 1st Oftober, 2018. the fellowship consists of individuals research programmes in the field of science, technology and engineering.

For more details on the application as well as the application form, refer to the following documents.  

Deadline: the closing date for submissions is 13 April 2018 at midnight

1. Announcement letter with Annex I II and III
2. Fellowship_Application_form_English_2018
3. Information_sheet_English

For more please contact jarero(at)unesco.go.ke

For more information on how to apply.... http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unesco-poland-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme-engineering/

 

Call for Nominations: UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence

Call for Nominations: UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.

Deadline: the closing date for submissions is 30 April 2018 at midnight CET
For more information on how to apply.... http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/events/prizes-and-celebrations/unesco-prizes/madanjeet-singh-prize/

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS 2018

UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme - 2018 now open. For more info please click here

The application deadline is 3 April 2018.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of call for proposals for the fourth round of projects funded by the Benefit-sharing Trust Fund. All developing countries that are contracting parties to the FAO International Treaty on Phylogenetic Resources for Food and Agriculture can apply for funding under the Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF).
Kenyans are eligible to apply.

The purpose of this call for proposals is:
•Enable farmers around the world to use and maintain appropriate varieties to increase productivity, farm income and nutrient-rich foods
•Focus on new partnerships, including bringing technologies and knowledge to the community and farm level, and highlighting the importance of women's role in managing biodiversity, agriculture and agriculture. rural development

Government and non-governmental organizations, including farmers and farmers' organizations, genebanks and research institutes, as well as regional and international organizations located in developing countries that are contracting parties to the International Treaty, are eligible. This Benefit Sharing

Trust project cycle will finance both single country projects (maximum funding / project: $ 250,000) and projects in several countries (maximum funding / project: $ 450,000) for a period of 18 months to 48 months.

 

Please follow this link for more information: http://www.fao.org/plant-treaty/news/news-detail/fr/c/1073029/

•Deadline for submission of preliminary proposals: 1 March 2018.

For more please contact jarero(at)unesco.go.ke

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS 2018

Commonwealth scholarships 2018 is now open. 

Please Follow this link for more information: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/uk-universities/shared-scholarships/bidding-guidance-notes/

The application deadline is 8 February 2018.