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2015-2016 Learners' Voice Cohort announced

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2015-2016 Learners' Voice Cohort announced


The World Innovation Summit for Education has announced the new cohort of outstanding young people who will be participating in the 2015-16 Learners’ Voice program. Thirty-three young people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines have been selected to join the international Learners’ Voice community and engage in global dialogue on pressing issues in education.

The WISE Learners’ Voice program brings the voice of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. The program focuses on building their knowledge of education as well as their communication, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. 

About the New Cohort

The Learners were selected from over one thousand applications and nominations received from around the world. The new cohort consists of 33 young education advocates from 29 countries. 

The new cohort will start its journey with the Learners’ Voice program at the WISE Summit, which will take place November 3-5, 2015, in Doha, Qatar. In addition to the WISE Summit, the Learners participate in two intensive residential sessions delivered by expert faculty and various online and on-site activities. In a key component of the program, the Learners form teams to conceive and design grass-roots projects that address critical education challenges. The strongest teams are invited to present their ideas to an audience of potential partners and funders at the following WISE Summit

Please visit to have a full list of the 2015-2016 learners.

About the Learners' Voice Program

The Learners’ Voice Program was established in 2010 to engage the views and creative energies of young people in addressing pressing global education issues and challenges.  The current Learners’ Voice community comprises over 100 Learners from many countries, including Qatar. They represent diverse backgrounds and disciplines but all share a passion for education. Together they represent a unique perspective within the WISE community.

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