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March 31, 2024

The UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women's Education is now Open for 2024 Nominations.

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Photo: A group of participants at a meet on Education for Women. UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. March 7, 2024. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Marie ETCHEGOYEN.

Paris, France, March 30, 2024 — On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched the Call for Nominations for the 2024 UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$50,000 annually to two laureates who make outstanding efforts toward girls’ and women’s education.

At the Transforming Education Summit in 2022, countries called for actions that put gender equality at the heart of education plans, budgets, and policies as part of their commitment to transforming education for the world we live in today.

It means promoting gender equality in curricula and pedagogies, creating safe, inclusive, and transformative learning spaces, supporting collaboration across sectors and generations, and investing in the most marginalized.

The Governments of UNESCO Member States can make the nominations. They can nominate up to three individuals, institutions, or organizations who have made solid and innovative contributions to girls’ and women’s education.

Interested candidates should contact their country’s National Commission for UNESCO, Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or the Prize Secretariat for more information.

Nominations must meet the eligibility and selection criteria set by the Prize. Nominated projects must have been established and running for at least two years, showing potential for replicable and scalable growth.

An independent International Jury of five experts will assess nominations based on the project’s impact, innovation, and sustainability prospects.

Based on the jury’s recommendations, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2024 laureates, who will receive the award on or around October 11, 2024, as part of the International Day of the Girl celebrations.

The submission deadline is May 24, 2024 (midnight, Paris time).

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Photo: UNESCO Director-General’s letter to the Education Ministers of all Unesco Member Countries inviting Nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education.

Photo: The University Grants Commission (UGC) India Public Notice announcing UNESCO’s Call for Nominations for the 2024 Girls and Women’s Education Prize. The UGC has advised all Higher Education Institutions to submit their nomination applications to the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) by April 30, 2024. INCCU will then screen and forward the recommended nominations to UNESCO.

(The Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) is a part of the International Cooperation Cell within the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. The Minister of Education serves as the President of the Commission. The Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, acts as the Secretary-General of the Commission and is responsible for overseeing the work of the Commission.)

Sources: UNESCO; Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.


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