UNESCO announced on Wednesday that it will open nominations for the 2020-2021 Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
Kuwaitآ’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Dr. Adam Al-Mullah said in a press statement to KUNA that the last date to submit entries will be next September.
The prize encourages society to be more inclusive and encouraging towards people with disabilities, he indicated, adding that the digital sphere provided boundless opportunities to help this sector of society.
Participants — whether individuals, institutions, and international NGOs — should submit works that would provide a considerable contribution to persons with disabilities, Al-Mullah said.
He revealed that the USD 40,000 prize will be equally divided by winners of the contest chosen by UNESCOآ’s higher-ups.
The winners will be awarded in an event to be held in Paris on December 3.
Source: Kuwait News Agency