WISE opens 2013 education awards
Doha, March 7, 2013
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a Qatar-based initiative, is inviting the world’s most innovative projects in education to apply for the 2013 WISE Awards.
Finalists and winning projects of the WISE Awards demonstrate both real-world solutions to current educational challenges and serve as examples that can potentially be replicated in other parts of the world.
Applicants may submit details of their projects online at wise-qatar.org/awards by March 31.
A shortlist of 12 finalists will be announced in June, after which a jury of international education experts will choose six winning projects. Selected in September, they will be showcased at the 2013 WISE Summit in Doha, taking place from October 29 to 31.
The WISE Awards winning projects will each receive $20,000 and benefit from global visibility via the WISE network: a community of more than 9,000 education experts and practitioners from 152 countries.
In this way winning teams and finalists have the opportunity to promote their achievements and establish new partnerships that could lead to the growth and replication of projects in other educational contexts and regions of the world.
Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD, chairman of WISE, said: “Through the WISE Awards, we are not only seeking out and honoring projects that solve real-world challenges to education, but we are ultimately creating a toolbox of best-practices in education.
“Thanks to WISE’s diverse, global platform, we are able to showcase these projects for communities around the world to replicate. In 2013, we are working to encourage more applications from [country]. We know that there are many exciting projects taking place and we want to recognize and share this work. There is a lot that Qatar can teach the world.”
Applicants must demonstrate how their project has through education, made a positive contribution within a community or society. In addition to projects taking place in schools, previous submissions have included creative initiatives from the vocational, corporate and agricultural sectors. – TradeArabia News Service