Due Date: October 31, 2019

Applications are open for the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Reward 2019 for using ICT in Education The style of the 2019 edition is using Expert system (AI) to innovate education, mentor and knowing.

Expert System (AI) and developments in neuroscience have the possible to improve mentor approaches, assistance long-lasting knowing and customize finding out through numerous methods, along with move and speed up the discovery of brand-new providing modes of education. Keeping in with Sustainable Advancement Objective 4 on education, UNESCO with its partners is intending to check out the reliable and ethical usage of AI applications to decrease barriers to gain access to education and enhance finding out procedures with a view to enhance finding out results.

In 2019, the Reward will award AI-powered options along with applications of neuroscience in AI intending to enhance finding out results, to empower instructors and to improve the shipment of education services, while promoting for inclusive and fair usage of these innovations in education.


  • 2 winners will be chosen by the Director-General of UNESCO based upon the suggestions of a global Jury, and each winner will get a benefit of US$ 25,000 and a diploma throughout an event in Paris.


  • Open to any private, organization, or non-governmental company (NGO) with a recognized continuous task appropriate to the particular style of the year i.e. that utilizes AI-powered options to improve education, enhance finding out results or empower instructors.


In 2019, the Reward will award programs and tasks that utilize AI-powered options to:

  • Improve education: AI-enhanced education management info systems (EMIS); AI-powered shipment modes for massive education, trainings, and long-lasting knowing systems; (huge) data-boosted education preparation systems;-LRB- **************).

  • Enhance finding out results: usage of AI, consisting of in neuroscience, to make it possible for customized knowing, assistance production of collective environments, long-lasting knowing and brand-new kinds of knowing; AI applications or options for subject-specific locations or interdisciplinary activities, or advancement of imaginations; finding out management systems (LMS) or other AI in education applications to evaluate finding out patterns in order to automate the optimization of finding out procedures; usage of information, artificial intelligence and other AI method to notify the understanding of human knowing, AI for finding out evaluations;-LRB- **************).

  • Empower instructors: application of teacher-facing AI to launch instructors’ non-teaching work, enhance instructors’ abilities in mentor and training knowing, and make it possible for more imaginative mentor approaches.

Choice Requirements

The chosen projects/programmes ought to be continuous for a minimum of 6 months and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pertain to the particular style of the year;-LRB- **************).
  • Be ingenious, particularly in the application of AI;-LRB- **************).
  • Demonstrate quantifiable favorable and sustainable effect in the lives of the targeted recipients;-LRB- **************).
  • Offer proof for possible replicability and scalability.


  • The candidates ought to initially develop an account and after that complete an online kind by means of the online platform See comprehensive user guide and directions
  • For the application to be thought about, it ought to be chosen by either the National Commission of the UNESCO Member State or an NGO in main collaboration with UNESCO.
  • All candidates are motivated to contact the NGO or National Commission ahead of the application procedure. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Federal Governments of UNESCO Member States along with NGOs in main collaboration with UNESCO are welcomed to generate and choose as much as 3 tasks, which remain in line with the 2019 style and fulfill the choice requirements.

To learn more, see UNESCO ICT in Education Reward

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