The WISE Awards

2017 WISE Awards

2017 WISE Awards

The submission period for the 2017 WISE Awards has ended on January 17, 2017.

The submission period for the 2017 WISE Awards is now closed. WISE thanks all who participated in the process. The WISE Awards Pre-Jury will evaluate the applications and nominations, and 15 Finalists will be announced in June.

The WISE Awards Jury will review the 15 Finalists, and choose six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The winners will receive a prize of $20,000 (US), in addition to increased media attention and publicity.

In highlighting innovative solutions to today’s global education challenges, WISE recognizes and supports the practices that are inspirational models for changemakers everywhere, and offers a rich environment for new groundbreaking collaborations.

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The selection process

Eligible applications and nominations will be evaluated by a Pre-jury according to the guidelines. Fifteen Finalists will be selected by Qatar Foundation; a Jury will make the final selection of six winning projects.

2017 Calendar

Submission period November 5, 2016 – January 17, 2017
Pre-Jury evaluation February - March
Announcement of Finalists June
Jury evaluation August
Announcement of winning projects September


Carolyn Acker Photo
Ms Carolyn Acker,
Pathways to Education
Abdulaziz Al-Horr Photo
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Horr,
Qatar Finance and Business Academy,
Essa Al Mannai Photo
Mr. Essa Al Mannai,
Executive Director,
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA),
Marwan Awartani Photo
Dr. Marwan Awartani,
Palestine Technical University, Palestine
Aicha Bah Diallo
H.E. Aïcha Bah Diallo,
Former Chair,
Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE),
Claudia Costin
Dr. Claudia Costin,
Senior Director, Education Global Practice,
The World Bank Group,
Cairui Arnold Fu Photo
Mr. Cairui (Arnold) FU,
Founder, Chairman and CEO,
Shamsh Kassim-Lakha Photo
Mr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
University of Central Asia,
Jacob Kragh Photo
Mr. Jacob Kragh,
General Manager,
LEGO China,
Lucy Lake Photo
Ms Lucy Lake,
Chief Executive Officer,
Camfed International,
United Kingdom


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