Global Teacher Prize and Global Education & Skills Forum

An annual US $1 million award presented to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Global Teacher Prize

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An annual US $1 million award presented to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Global Teacher Prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.

Why Teachers?

An inadequate education is a major factor behind today’s global social, political, economic and health issues. We believe education has the power to reduce poverty, prejudice and conflict. Teachers around the world work tirelessly to provide an education for children so the status of teachers is critically important to our global future. Teacher status has a significant impact on recruitment, retention, job satisfaction and performance.

The Global Teacher Prize is awarded by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Winners

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Global Education & Skills Forum

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An annual forum referred to as the ‘Davos of Education,’ held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Each year GESF brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors seeking solutions to achieving education, equity and employment for all.

The Forum

Over two days, more than 2,000 delegates at the Global Education & Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world. The Forum culminates in the awarding of the Global Teacher Prize, which recognises the exceptional work that teachers do around the world.

In 2019 the Forum hosted...

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For more information on the Global Education & Skills Forum, please visit educationandskillsforum.org.