2024 UNESCO PRIZE FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN’S EDUCATION (USD $50,000 PRIZE)


 Deadline: 24 May, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education.

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions, and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of US $50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016. 

Nomination Process

Who can nominate?

Governments of UNESCO Member States via their 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 advancing girls’ and women’s education are eligible for nomination. Nominations must focus on an established project or programme of the candidate, which has been running for at least two years, and meets the selection criteria.


How to be nominated?

Self-nominations are not accepted. If you, your institution, or organization meet the selection criteria, please contact your country’s National Commission to UNESCO or a relevant NGO in official Partnership with UNESCO.

Timeline:
Launch of the call for nominations (8 March, International Women’s Day)
Submission of nominations online (8 March – 24 May)
Meeting of the International Jury (June/July)
Announcement of the Prize laureates (early October)
Award ceremony (11 October, International Day of the Girl Child)


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