2020 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2020 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Prize annually awards USD 50,000 to two laureates to continue their work in providing girls and women the education they deserve.

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, innovative contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.

Interested candidates are invited to contact their country’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO for more information.

Nominations must meet the eligibility and selection criteria set by the Prize. Nominated projects must be established and running for at least two years, show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to one or more of the priority areas of the Prize. An independent International Jury of five experts will assess nominations on the basis of the project’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainability.

Consult the selection process web page of the Prize to learn more.

Deadline for submissions is 26 May 2020 (midnight, Paris time).

Nominations must be submitted in English or French via an online platform, accessible only to Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.

Based on the recommendations of the Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2020 laureates who will receive the award at an official ceremony on 11 October 2020 as part of International Day of the Girl Child celebrations.

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