27 international participation in the Hamdan Award / UNESCO compete on a million dirham’s
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has received 27 nominations for the award Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum / UNESCO - Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers', at its first session 2009/2010.
According to what Sulaiman Abdul Khaliq Ansari Executive Director of Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for distinguished Academic Performance said the nominations have reached the Coordinating office of UNESCO from 22 countries from all continents of the world.
Al Ansari added that these posts are currently subject to scrutiny in the Coordinating office of the award of UNESCO and the consideration of compliance with the standards and meet the requirements, and then sent to the United Arab Emirates at the end of September, where they will be judged in Dubai early December by an international committee will be formed specialized in coordination with the UNESCO and will include a selection of experts, academics, international and local communities.
Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum / UNESCO award to reward practices and outstanding efforts to improve teacher performance is a category of international award for Academic Excellence was announced by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance in 2008 and officially launched at UN headquarters French capital Paris in the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura and the heads and representatives of official missions last March, worth million dirham's distributed to the three winners with 90 thousand dollars for each winner, and given to government institutions and non-governmental organizations working in the field of education and global civil society organizations and local and regional institutions that contribute to improving the effectiveness of the performance of teachers.