The 2011 WISE Awards

The six winning projects were selected for their innovative approaches and positive impact upon societies and education, under the theme of Transforming Education: Investment, Innovation and Inclusion.

The 2011 Jury’s choices highlight the growing significance of sharing knowledge through new information and communication technologies. Three of the winning projects provide wide access to materials and tools for teaching and learning through open source platforms. Dynamic inter-sectoral partnerships and innovative approaches to teaching through problem-solving and creative thinking are also represented in the Jury’s selection. 

For the first time, a project from the Arab World, School-Business Partnerships, based in Morocco, was welcomed into the Awards community. Also, an initiative dedicated to children with disabilities was chosen among the winning projects, highlighting the value of inclusiveness towards communities of learners with special needs. 

Find out more about these outstanding projects: 

World Innovation Summit for Education Awards - BBC Janala, Bangladesh

 Project: BBC Janala (UK)
 Reach: Bangladesh
 Organisation: BBC World Service Trust


World Innovation Summit for Education Awards - Connexions, USAProject: Connexions (USA)
Reach: Global
Organisation: Rice University

World Innovation Summit for Education Awards - Creative Partnerships, UKroject: Creative Partnerships (UK)
Reach: UK
Organisation: Creativity Culture and Education (CCE) 

WISE awards - Partnership School Business, Al JisrProject: School-Business Partnerships (Morocco)
Reach: Morocco
Organisation: Al Jisr

World Innovation Summit for Education Awards - SuenaLetras, ChileProject: SueñaLetras (Chile)
Reach: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Spain
Organisation: Center for the Development of Inclusion Technologies - CEDETI

World Innovation Summit for Education Awards - TESSA, UKProject: Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) (UK)
Reach: Sub-Saharan Africa
Organisation: The Open University

To view the list of the 20 Finalists selected in June by the Pre-Jury click on the link below.

List of the Finalists

Jury members 

Pre-Jury members

WISE Awards