Call for Nominations: UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Nominations Due: 30.9 2018. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion and the enhancement of the lives of persons with disabilities in society through the effective, innovative and inclusive application of digital solutions.

Thematic Axes for 2018

  1. formulating policy, advocacy, co-operation and partnerships;
  2. creating and developing digital solutions, enabling environments and processes, including tools and resources;
  3. building and strengthening capacities of people to create, adapt and use digital solutions in a cost efficient and sustainable manner.

The total amount available for the Prize biennially is USD $ 40,000, which will be distributed equally between the individual and the organizational winners.

Candidates (individuals and institutions) must have distinguished themselves through outstanding activities that have contributed to the digital empowerment, as the processes whereby people are able to have more power and control over their lives, particularly in terms of greater inclusion, participation and contribution to societal development as well as enhanced life experiences.

https://en.unesco.org/prizes/digital-empowerment

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