Premio para la Utilización de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) en la educación
Jurado internacional del Premio para la utilización de las TIC en la educación (en inglés)
The International Jury consists of five independent members who are recognized figures in the field of ICTs in education selected also with a view to equitable geographical distribution and gender equality. They have been appointed by the Director-General for a period of two years.
At their annual meeting, they assess the submitted applications and recommend two prize-winners to the Director-General.
Ms Hyo-Jeong So (Republic of Korea)
Dr. Hyo-Jeong So is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Ewha Womans University in Korea. Previously, she was with Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Korea and National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received her Ph.D. degree from Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 2005. She is currently the executive member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). Her main research interests include mobile learning, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), and informal learning. Dr. So has conducted several research projects on emerging technologies in education funded by Microsoft, Korean National Research Foundation, and IDRC, Canada. She has published several research papers in the international journals and working paper series with UNESCO.
Mr Riyad Y. Hamzah (Bahrain)
Prof. Riyad Y. Hamzah is the President of the University of Bahrain since 2016. Previously, he has been Secretary-General of the Higher Education Council (2011-2016). During his tenure at the Arabian Gulf University, he occupied numerous leading positions, including Director General of Finance and Administration (1986-1994), Dean of the College of Applied Sciences (1990-1994), Director of Projects for the building of the new campus in Sakhir (1986-1988), and Vice President of the Arabian Gulf University (1994-2005). He currently serves on the International Advisory Committee for the Journal of the Council of Arab Universities for Applied Research, and he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research. He currently sits on the board of several international scientific and educational journals and is a member of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) based in Trieste, Italy. Prof. Hamzah earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Houston, Texas in 1984. Holder of several national awards, he is also author of a number of scientific publications in the field of microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biological aspects of biodegradation of toxicants and pollutants by microorganisms.
Ms Lúcia Dellagnelo (Brazil)
Ms Lúcia Dellagnelo is President and CEO of Center of Innovation for Brazilian Education-CIEB since 2014. Previously to this, she was occupying a post of State Secretary for Sustainable Economic Development of Santa Catarina (2011-2013). Founder and Chairperson of the Board of ICom- Instituto Comunitário Grande Florianópolis since 2005, Ms Dellagnelo was also Visiting Professor of the Master in International Studies in Philanthropy at the University of Bologna and Technical Advisor on Education and Social Policy for the State Secretary of Education of Santa Catarina. With a rich international experience in projects on education, youth and community development, she has participated in a number of worldwide symposiums and conferences on this subject and is author of publications “Level of Adoptation of ICT in Brazilian Schools”(2017) and “International Policies of ICT in Education” (2016). Ms Dellagnelo has earned her Phd in Human development and Education” at Harvard after obtaining a Master’s Degree in International Education, at the same University.
Sr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou (Níger)
El Sr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou es Ministro y consejero especial del Presidente de la República de Níger y Director General de la Agencia Nacional de la Sociedad de la Información (ANSI). Forma parte del Gobierno de Níger desde 2016 como Alto Comisionado encargado de las TIC, dirige la transformación de Níger en una sociedad digital y basada en los conocimientos, así como la elaboración e implementación de las estrategias correspondientes. Anteriormente, el Sr. Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou ocupó el cargo de Primer Vicepresidente comercial-Africa de SES (uno de los mayores operadores de satélites comerciales) y Director General de SES Astra Africa (Pty) Ltd. Con más de 20 años de experiencia profesional a nivel internacional en las industrias de telecomunicaciones el Sr. Guimba-Saïdou es el representante de Níger en el seno del Comité directivo de la Alliance Smart Africa. También es miembro de los consejos de administración de Niger Telecom, del CIPMEN (incubadora nacional de las TIC) y de la Universidad Africana para el Desarrollo (ADU). El Sr. Guimba-Saïdou es titular de una maestría en gestión internacional, así que de un diploma de máster de la Universidad de Maryland. Asimismo, participó en programas ejecutivos en la Wharton Business School (Aresty Institute) y en el Center for Creative Leadership.