The 2009 WISE Awards

Launched in 2009, the WISE Awards recognized significant achievements that contributed to enhancing Pluralism, Sustainability and Innovation in Education.

Highlighting the importance of the inaugural year of the WISE Awards, Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE and Chairman of the WISE Awards Jury, stated: “For the first edition, the WISE Awards 2009 honor innovative, education-related projects and initiatives - tools, practices or processes - that have fostered distinctive cross-educational collaboration.” 

Find out more about the first six Winners to initiate the WISE Awards community of innovators:

WISE awards - Nanhi Kali, Mahindi Trust, IndiaProject: Nanhi Kali
Organisation: Mahindra Trust
Country: India

WISE awards - Escuela Nueva, Fondation Escuela Nueva, ColombiaProject: Escuela Nueva
Organisation: Fondation Escuela Nueva
Country: Colombia

WISE awards - Curikki, USAProject: Curriki
Organisation: Curriki
Country: USA

WISE awards - Distance Learning in the Amazon Forest, BrazilProject: Distance Learning in the Amazon Forest
Organisation: Secretariat of Education and Learning Quality of Amazonas State
Country: Brazil

WISE Awards - Teh Self-Sufficient School, ParaguayProject: The Self-Sufficient School
Organisation: Fundación Paraguaya
Country: Paraguay


Project: WISE awards - Widows Alliance Network for Sustainable Economic Development in GhanaWidows Alliance Network for Sustainable Economic Development in Ghana
Organisation: Mama Zimbi Foundation
Country: Ghana


> List of the 48 Finalists
> 2009 Jury Members


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