UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize annually awards US$ 50,000 to two outstanding laureates.
Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions, or organizations who have made strong contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
Interested candidates can contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO. Deadline for submissions is 28 May 2019.
Nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury of five experts on the basis of the project’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainability.
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Based on the recommendations of the Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2019 laureates who will receive the award at an official ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 11 October 2019.
Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize honours outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education. It consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field.
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