Apps for Good Portugal wins the UNESCO AWARDHamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.

It is the first time Portugal receives this award.
An international recognition of Apps for Good Portugal’s innovative approach to improving teacher performance and effectiveness for a quality education for all.

Apps for Good Portugal has already reached more than than 1,100 Portuguese teachers and continues to grow a new generation of problem-solvers and social and technological entrepreneurs, thus reducing the digital divide between teachers and students. . This award paid tribute to to Apps for Good Portugal for being a program that drives all the values for a technological and inclusive education. And the teachers are one of the twomost important actorsin this achievement.

We introduce to you the personalities, entities, partners and teachers who follow the Apps for Good journey and who are also in favor of a better education model for the future.

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues

Portuguese Minister of Education

Isabel Alçada

Education Advisor for the Presidency

José Vitor Pedroso

Director-General for Education

André de Aragão Azevedo

Secretary of State for the Digital Transition

Neuza Pereira de Campos e Pedro Rebelo de Sousa

SRS Advogados

João Pedro Tavares

CDI Portugal – Board

Guilherme Collares Pereira

CDI Portugal – Board

Pedro Norton de Matos
CDI Portugal – Advisory Board
Sandra Aparício

GALP Foundation

Célio Albuquerque
Fabrice Segui
BNP Paribas
Arlindo Dias
Fernanda Ledesma
Associação Nacional de Professores de Informática (ANPRI) (National Association of Computer Teachers)
Lurdes Figueiral
Associação de Professores de Matemática (APM) (Math Teachers Association)
Professor João Cunha
Agrupamento de Escolas de Freixo
Professora Fátima Pais
Agrupamento Escolas Dr. Serafim Leite


Awarded every two years, the aim of the UNESCO Hamdan Award is to support the improvement of education worldwide, prioritizing developing countries and marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The international jury of five distinguished professionals, chosen for their high level of knowledge and experience on teacher-related issues, chose chose Apps for Good Portugal– which is in its 7th Edition – for improving the performance and effectiveness of teachers.