Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2017-2018

The fifth 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 should be organizations, international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions or local, national and regional communities who are working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers.

the deadline for submitting applications has been extended from 31 October 2017 to 24 November 2017 

Letters of nomination (in English or French only) should be sent to the Secretariat by post or email:


Section for Teacher Development and Education Policies

Division for Teacher Development and Higher Education

ATTN: UNESCO-Hamdan Prize

7 place de Fontenoy

F-75352 Paris 07 SP




Phone : 01 45 68 23 22

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

Further information about the Prize can be found at: and