Manama, March 2 (BNA): As many as 95 projects from 56 countries are competing for the UNESCO-King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the year 2022 for the use of ICT in education, Minister of Education Dr. Muhammad bin Mubarak Juma, has announced.
Dr. Juma stressed that this confirms the great value of the prestigious award launched by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
According to the minister, the list of participating countries includes Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Nicaragua, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkmenistan. Rwanda, Malaysia, Guinea, Russia, Mongolia, Germany, Iran, Liberia, Mauritius, Zambia, Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania, Côte d’Ivoire, Ireland, Mozambique, Peru, Indonesia, Cyprus, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Madagascar Afghanistan, Estonia, Maldives, Burundi, China, Egypt, Oman, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Bahrain.
The minister indicated that the award’s jury met on February 14 and 16, 2023 to discuss the nominated projects, adding that the final results will be announced very soon.
Established in 2005, the UNESCO-King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education recognizes individuals, institutions and NGOs that adopt best practices and innovative uses of ICT to enhance learning, teaching and educational performance in general, in order to achieve UNESCO’s goals in terms of Providing quality, comprehensive and equitable education for all.
The theme for the 2022 edition is “Using public platforms to ensure universal access to digital education content.”