The UNESCO-Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons is awarded to persons/organisations in recognization of their outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in promoting inclusion and enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities through the application of digital solutions, resources, and technologies.
This award will be offered biennially in 2018-19 and 2020-21. It will be awarded in each biennial edition and will be given in the Individual Person and Organization category.
The award carries a monetary award of US $40,000, which is distributed equally between the individual and the organizational winner. It is sponsored by Kuwait in memory of its late ruler Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
For the year 2018-2019, Bangladesh's disabilities’ advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee and China's private sector ICT enterprise, Tencent (China) received this prestigious award.
Both the awardees were awarded for there outstanding contribution to the empowerment of persons with disabilities through the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to access information and knowledge.