Every year UNESCO organizes International Literacy Prizes, dedicating each year to a specific theme. 2020’s theme is ‘Teaching and learning literacy: The role of educators and changing pedagogies.’
You can nominate yourself and be an applicant. Apart from this, the NGOs and Governments of Member States and those who maintain official relations with UNESCO can also nominate educators who deserve accolades for the great work.
The deadline for applications is 28 June 2020 and for the nominations, it is 12 July 2020. All these applications will go through a nomination process by the National Commissions for UNESCO or an NGO maintaining official relations with UNESCO. The prize gives special consideration to literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women. Each of the five prize winners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.
The link for the nomination is www.unesco.org/ilp/account.
All relevant information is available on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes website: http://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 495 projects and programmes are undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been awarded these prestigious Prizes, through which UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.
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