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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-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/

 

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/Sri Lanka Co-Sponsorship Fellowship Programme 2017 – 2018

The government of Sri-Lanka is offering two fellowships for the academic year 2017 – 2018 to the selected students from Kenya and Saint Kitts and Nevis to undertake undergraduate study in Sri Lanka in the field of Agriculture Technology and management, and Environment Conservation and management for a duration of three or four years.

Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit application in accordance with the qualification and requirements in the for more information Please download and read the following annexes:

The deadline for submission of application is 4th July 2017.

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

2017 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

A Call for Participation to Young Creative Entrepreneurs and Innovators (15 - 35 Years of Age) from All Regions of the World! Visit the Competition website at http://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org !

Submit your creative entries (Ideas & Projects) with a societal impact that will be posted for online voting and feedback from the public. Through the competition process, youth entrepreneurs (15 - 35 years of age) will have the opportunity to optimize their ideas and develop their enterprise by receiving free online training at the Entrepreneurship Campus and support from the global online community.

The Competition is an activity of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Hurry and be a part of a global community of creative youth entrepreneurs and innovators!

Deadline for the submission of entries is 31 July 2017!

Competition Competition-Flyer pdf