The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT in Education is announced every year and seeks to recognize innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational and lifelong learning opportunities for all. The call is supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain and rewards individuals and organizations that are implementing outstanding projects and promoting the creative use of technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance in the digital age. The 2019 theme is ‘the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to innovate education, teaching and learning’.
The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, through the Education Programme, put together a national jury to vet the nine applications presented to the Commission for nomination. The jury composed of officers from the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) and iEARN Kenya sat on 28th October 2019 at the Commission’s offices.
The candidates were expected to make presentations of their projects which were evaluated as per the guidelines provided by UNESCO on the prize