The WISE Awards

2017 WISE Awards

2017 WISE Awards

2017 WISE Awards Finalist Projects Announced

Fifteen projects from 9 countries have been shortlisted for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. This year, WISE has received 257 applications from 76 countries. 

The 15 finalists join the WISE Awards community of projects that are supporting the replication of cutting-edge practices and encouraging new collaboration around the world.

The WISE Awards selection process now enters its final phase in which the WISE Awards Jury selects the six winning projects. These will be announced in mid-September and celebrated at WISE, 14-16 November, in Doha, Qatar.

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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),
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
Ms Mervi Jansson-Aalto,
CEO, Omnia Education Partnerships,

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,


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