WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education
DOHA, Qatar, June 27, 2017, /PRNewswire/ —
Fifteen projects from nine countries have been selected by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) announced the 15 2017 WISE Awards finalist projects.
Each year, the WISE Awards recognise and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges. The 15 finalists come from nine countries.
The projects tackle a number of pressing education issues including early childhood education, basic infrastructure for schools, girls’ education, coding and digital skills, access to books, critical medical care for children, boosting mathematics, science and reading levels, stimulating critical thinking and creativity, making learning fun and inclusive and enhancing teacher motivation.
The 2017 WISE Awards finalists:
- ANEER, Morocco
- Building a Teacher-Led Movement for Change and Innovation, UK
- Lights to Learn, Spain
- Mindspark: Personalized, technology- based learning, India
- PhET Interactive Simulations, US
- Open Book Publishers, UK
- OPENPediatrics – Serious Games to Save Children’s Lives, US
- REACH, Ghana
- 42, France
- Science Bits, Spain
- Shams Generation, Qatar
- Tele-Education Project-SAME, India
- The Learner Guide Program, Tanzania/UK
- The Speed School project, US
- Ubongo Edutainment, Tanzania
Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, said: “The 2017 WISE Awards finalist projects have built effective, tested solutions to global education challenges. Whether ensuring access to fundamental primary education or preparing young people for the 21st-century workplace, each project is already transforming lives and provides an inspirational model for other communities to adopt. This is vital to our mission at WISE, dedicated to empowerment and collaboration.”
A pre-Jury of international experts selected the 15 finalists, and the process was overseen by independent education consultants from Parthenon-EY.
The finalists were evaluated according to strict criteria. They must be successful, innovative education projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities, and society. They must be financially stable, have a clear development plan and be scalable and replicable.
The six WISE Awards winning projects will be announced in September 2017 and celebrated at the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education, November 14-16, 2017, in Doha, Qatar. In addition to publicity and networking opportunities, each project receives $20,000 (US).
Find out more about the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE): http://www.wise-qatar.org
Find out more about the WISE Awards: http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards
SOURCE WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education
Each year, the WISE Awards recognise and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 2,850 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 48 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovative character, their positive contribution and their potential for scalability and adaptability. These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice. Year by year, WISE is building a community of educational innovators which offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are helping bring real change to societies and communities.
Selection of WISE Awards Winners
Project representatives from any region, educational sector or level may submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria.
Following this global annual call for applications, a Pre-Jury composed of education experts assesses the submissions to select the Finalists. Following this, a Jury bringing together leading personalities from the education world chooses the six Award winning projects. Winners receive global visibility along with a prize of $20,000 (US) and are honored at the global biennial summit.
Support and Collaboration
Members of the WISE Awards network gain global visibility and are given an opportunity to collaborate through various platforms:
WISE Communications: Projects recognised by WISE are featured on the website, showcased and shared with the WISE community via social media. WISE media partner Euronews also promotes the Award-winning projects on the weekly television magazine Learning World.
Multimedia productions: Special documentaries and videos are produced to showcase the work of the winning projects.
The WISE Summit: Representatives from Award winning projects are also given the opportunity to present and discuss their work at a dedicated Summit session during the global biennial summit in Doha, Qatar. In addition, projects are offered an opportunity to participate in global events organised in collaboration with WISE.