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The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.

The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities.

The Prize of $300 000 will be divided between three winners.

Candidates may be individuals representing institutions or organisations; international or national governmental or non-governmental organisations (NGOs); educational or research institutions and local/national/regional communities.

Deadline for nomination is October 31, 2015

Nominations (in English or French only) should be sent to the Secretariat by post or email.

UNESCO-Hamdan Prize Secretariat

Division for Teaching, Learning and Content

Section for Learning and Teachers

Education Sector


7 place de Fontenoy

75352 Paris 07 SP, France


To submit a nomination, please download the guide and the application and nomination forms.

Further information about the Prize can be found at: and

- UNESCO Hamdan Prize Secretariat