Ministry of Education, Guyana

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UNESCO Call for nominations 2018

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

A: Background and Purpose
Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 years, 16 million girls will never set foot in a classroom.
Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the UNESCO Prize rewards activities that are innovative, and/or have far reaching sustainable impact in advancing girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and showcases successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women.
The Prize contributes to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, particularly SDG 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. It also supports UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).

Establishment of the Prize:

Established in 2015, it is funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field. The Prize directly contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5.

Who can nominate?

Governments of UNESCO Member States via their National Commissions and Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can make up to 3 nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Who can be nominated?

Individuals, institutions or organizations having made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Nominations must focus on an established and ongoing project or programme of the nominee, which has been running for at least two years.

Deadline for submission:

11 May 2018 (midnight, Paris time).

Further Details:

Visit the website: http://unesco.org/gwe for more details on eligibility and selection criteria. You can contact the Guyana National Commission for UNESCO on telephone numbers 225-4306/ 223-7955 or e-mail addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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