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2016 WISE Awards Finalists Revealed

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The World Innovation Summit for Education revealed the names of the fifteen projects selected as 2016 WISE Awards Finalists. Inaugurated by Qatar Foundation in 2009, under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the WISE Awards identify and promote the most innovative and effective approaches to key global education challenges, and build a network of change-makers to inspire others around the world. 

Selected by a pre-Jury of international education experts, the 2016 WISE Awards Finalists offer creative solutions in access, quality education, the teaching of STEM and entrepreneurial skills. Together they address a wide range of issues that represent common global challenges. The members of pre-Jury include Mr. Kamel BrahamProgram Leader at World Bank Human Development Program for the Maghreb, Dr. Rajika Bhandari, Director, IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research, USA and Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi, the Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation, 2009 WISE Awards Winner from Ghana.

The 2016 WISE Awards Finalists 


About the WISE Awards

Each year the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global education challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 2,800 applications from over 151 countries. Forty-two projects have been recognized around the world from a variety of sectors for their innovative character, their positive contribution and for scalability and adaptability. The six winning projects will be announced in September.

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