WISE Awards

About

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful and innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 72 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to adapt and scale.

These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice. Every year WISE is building a community of educational innovators that offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are bringing positive change to societies and communities.

4. Widows Alliance Network– WANE, Ghana – 2009

7. Next Einstein Initiative, South Africa – 2010

11. The Smallholder Farmers Rural Studio, Nigeria – 2010

15. School Business Partnerships, Morocco – 2011

25. Medersat.com, Morocco – 2013

27. PEAS, Uganda, Zambia, United Kingdom – 2013

38. Bridge International Academies, Kenya – 2015

39. The Educate! Experience, United States of America, Uganda – 2015

41. The Talking Book Program, United States of America, Ghana – 2015

51. Learner Guide, Tanzania – 2017

53. Ubongo, Tanzania – 2017

57. Safe Space Clubs for Girls, Nigeria – 2018

60. Partners for Possibility, South Africa – 2018

65. Akilah Institute, Rwanda – 2019

68 – Stawisha Instructional Leadership Institute, Kenya – 2020

3. PROJECT Nanhi Kali, India – 2009

8. The Citizens Foundation, Pakistan – 2010

13. BBC Janala, Bangladesh, United Kingdom – 2011

20. Solar-Powered Floating Schools, Bangladesh – 2012

21. Satya Bharti School Program, India – 2012

23. Cambodian Children’s Fund – Generational Change through Education, Cambodia – 2012

33. Educate Girls, India – 2014

48. TARA Akshar, India – 2016

55. Technology-Based Deaf Education, Pakistan – 2018

59. One Village One Preschool, China – 2018

64. Arpan’s Personal Safety Education Programme, India – 2019

66 – Barefoot College Solar Electrification with Enriched Education, India – 2020

67 – Parenting the Future (PTF), China – 2020

12. Rewrite the Future, United Kingdom – 2010

16. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa- TESSA, United Kingdom – 2011

17. Creative Partnerships, United Kingdom – 2011

22. RoboBraille, Denmark – 2012

30. Alison, Ireland – 2013

35. Me & MyCity, Finland – 2014

45. Ideas Box, France – 2016

52. 42, France – 2017

54. Lights to Learn, Spain – 2017

61. Family Business for Education, United Kingdom – 2019

62. Micro:bit Educational Foundation, United Kingdom – 2019

63. United World Schools: Teaching the Unreached, United Kingdom – 2019

69 – Think Equal, United Kingdom – 2020

71 – Legal Education, Training, and Practice, United Kingdom – 2020

29. Te Kotahitanga, New Zealand – 2013

36. The Song Room, Australia – 2014

2. Escuela Nueva Activa, Colombia – 2009

5. Distance Learning in the Amazon Forest, Brazil – 2009

6. The Financially Sustainable School, Paraguay – 2009

18. SuenaLetras, Chile – 2011

24. PSU Educarchile, Chile – 2012
 
 

42. Videobooks for Deaf Children, Argentina – 2015

47. Geekie, Brazil – 2016

66. Programa Criança Feliz, Brazil – 2019

70 – Education for Sharing (E4S), Mexico – 2020

9. Mother Child Education Program – MOCEP, Turkey – 2010

26. IThra Youth Initiative, Saudi Arabia – 2013

31. We Love Reading, Jordan – 2014

34. Street Children: Reintegration through Education, Egypt – 2014

37. Al-Bairaq, Qatar – 2015

40. Nafham, Egypt – 2015

44. Education for Growth and Value Creation, Lebanon – 2016

1. Curriki, United States of America – 2009

10. MIT OpenCourseWare, United States of America – 2010

14. OpenStax, United States of America – 2011

19. Cristo Rey Network Corporate Work Study Program, United States of America – 2012

28. Pathways to Education, Canada – 2013

43. JUMP Math, Canada – 2016

46. Little Ripples, United States of America – 2016
 
49. PhET Interactive Simulation, United States of America – 2017
 
50. Speed School, United States of America – 2017
 
56. Generation, United States of America – 2018
 

4. Widows Alliance Network– WANE, Ghana – 2009

7. Next Einstein Initiative, South Africa – 2010

11. The Smallholder Farmers Rural Studio, Nigeria – 2010

15. School Business Partnerships, Morocco – 2011

25. Medersat.com, Morocco – 2013

27. PEAS, Uganda, Zambia, United Kingdom – 2013

38. Bridge International Academies, Kenya – 2015

39. The Educate! Experience, United States of America, Uganda – 2015

41. The Talking Book Program, United States of America, Ghana – 2015

51. Learner Guide, Tanzania – 2017

53. Ubongo, Tanzania – 2017

57. Safe Space Clubs for Girls, Nigeria – 2018

60. Partners for Possibility, South Africa – 2018

65. Akilah Institute, Rwanda – 2019

68 – Stawisha Instructional Leadership Institute, Kenya – 2020

3. PROJECT Nanhi Kali, India – 2009

8. The Citizens Foundation, Pakistan – 2010

13. BBC Janala, Bangladesh, United Kingdom – 2011

20. Solar-Powered Floating Schools, Bangladesh – 2012

21. Satya Bharti School Program, India – 2012

23. Cambodian Children’s Fund – Generational Change through Education, Cambodia – 2012

33. Educate Girls, India – 2014

48. TARA Akshar, India – 2016

55. Technology-Based Deaf Education, Pakistan – 2018

59. One Village One Preschool, China – 2018

64. Arpan’s Personal Safety Education Programme, India – 2019

66 – Barefoot College Solar Electrification with Enriched Education, India – 2020

67 – Parenting the Future (PTF), China – 2020

12. Rewrite the Future, United Kingdom – 2010

16. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa- TESSA, United Kingdom – 2011

17. Creative Partnerships, United Kingdom – 2011

22. RoboBraille, Denmark – 2012

30. Alison, Ireland – 2013

35. Me & MyCity, Finland – 2014

45. Ideas Box, France – 2016

52. 42, France – 2017

54. Lights to Learn, Spain – 2017

61. Family Business for Education, United Kingdom – 2019

62. Micro:bit Educational Foundation, United Kingdom – 2019

63. United World Schools: Teaching the Unreached, United Kingdom – 2019

69 – Think Equal, United Kingdom – 2020

71 – Legal Education, Training, and Practice, United Kingdom – 2020

29. Te Kotahitanga, New Zealand – 2013

36. The Song Room, Australia – 2014

2. Escuela Nueva Activa, Colombia – 2009

5. Distance Learning in the Amazon Forest, Brazil – 2009

6. The Financially Sustainable School, Paraguay – 2009

18. SuenaLetras, Chile – 2011

24. PSU Educarchile, Chile – 2012
 
 

42. Videobooks for Deaf Children, Argentina – 2015

47. Geekie, Brazil – 2016

66. Programa Criança Feliz, Brazil – 2019

70 – Education for Sharing (E4S), Mexico – 2020

9. Mother Child Education Program – MOCEP, Turkey – 2010

26. IThra Youth Initiative, Saudi Arabia – 2013

31. We Love Reading, Jordan – 2014

34. Street Children: Reintegration through Education, Egypt – 2014

37. Al-Bairaq, Qatar – 2015

40. Nafham, Egypt – 2015

44. Education for Growth and Value Creation, Lebanon – 2016

1. Curriki, United States of America – 2009

10. MIT OpenCourseWare, United States of America – 2010

14. OpenStax, United States of America – 2011

19. Cristo Rey Network Corporate Work Study Program, United States of America – 2012

28. Pathways to Education, Canada – 2013

43. JUMP Math, Canada – 2016

46. Little Ripples, United States of America – 2016
 
49. PhET Interactive Simulation, United States of America – 2017
 
50. Speed School, United States of America – 2017
 
56. Generation, United States of America – 2018
 

Support and Collaboration


Winning projects are supported by WISE through different channels:

  • Money Prize: Each WISE Awards winning project will receive US$20,000.

     

  • WISE Communications: Projects recognized by WISE are featured on the website, showcased and shared with the WISE community via social media.

     

  • Multimedia productions: Special documentaries and videos are produced to showcase the work of the winning projects.

     

  • WISE Books: Several WISE Awards finalists and winning projects have been featured in WISE Books which explore current challenges and solutions facing 21st-century education.

     

  • The Global Summit and WISE@: Representatives from Award winning projects are also given the opportunity to present and discuss their work at dedicated sessions during the global biennial summit in Doha, Qatar or WISE regional summits, WISE@. In addition, projects are offered an opportunity to participate in global events organized in collaboration with WISE.

     

  • Support to other WISE programs: Representative of former winning projects have been involved in other WISE projects, either through mentorship, participation in the selection processes, and fellowship programs.

The selection process

This new cycle of 2021 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education. 

Representatives of projects are invited to submit applications to demonstrate the nature and reach of their activities. Nominations of projects are also invited. Past winning projects have addressed a wide range of concerns and pursuits, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts.

To date, the WISE Awards have recognized 72 projects for their innovative, transformative impact. Explore the growing network of WISE Awards winning projects and learn more about these outstanding initiatives. 

Enter your project in the competition for the chance to be recognized as a leader in education.

All applications and nominations should be completed on the official form in English. Eligible applications and nominations will be evaluated by a Pre-jury according to the guidelines. Twelve to fifteen finalists will be selected by Qatar Foundation; a Jury will make the final selection of six winning projects.

2021 Calendar

Submission period

October 28, 2020-December 20, 2020

Tips for applying

  1. Complete the application/nomination form in English as clearly as possible
  2. Be precise in your responses; provide evidence and concrete examples
  3. Numbers and data should be up-to-date and supported by verifiable evidence
  4. In case of an application form, include contact details of two valid supporters
  5. Provide real-life examples of beneficiaries when applicable
  6. Provide tangible numbers and proofs of impact                     

 

Contact us at awards@wise.org.qa if you have any questions

Selection of WISE Awards Winners

Project representatives from any region, educational sector or level may submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria.

Following this global annual call for applications, a pre-jury composed of education experts assesses the submissions to select the finalists before a final jury chooses the six award-winning projects. Winners receive global visibility on WISE platforms and partnership events, along with a prize of $20,000 (US) and are honored at the global biennial summit.

The 2020 WISE Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations.

Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, schools consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.

Projects can also belong to any education sector such as pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational training, higher education, special needs education, education for people with disabilities, informal learning, and distance-based, non-formal and lifelong learning.

Finally, projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated for the WISE Awards.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should be for original works and projects, and should be submitted by a representative working within the project. All applicants should therefore guarantee that their organization, or they themselves, originated the project, and should not hold WISE liable for any action or claim from a third party with respect to the project submitted.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations can be submitted by persons external to the organization running the project, this could be a beneficiary, partnering organization, government agency…etc. Nominators will be requested to identify themselves in the submission form, although this information will be kept confidential by WISE, nominators may or may not request information from the project in order to best fill out the nomination form. However, WISE will contact nominated projects if they are shortlisted for the Pre-Jury evaluation.

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS

Anyone who has submitted a previous application to the WISE Awards can submit a new application for the same – or for a different – project.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Previous recipients of the WISE Awards are not eligible to apply for the 2020 WISE Awards. Moreover, others involved in the projects and/or activities that have received previous WISE Awards are not eligible to apply on behalf of the same project or activity.

The WISE Awards recognize innovative educational projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities and society.

The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful education initiative that:

  • Has an excellent record of proven success
  • Is financially sustainable
  • Has a clear plan indicating the project’s future objectives and future development
  • Is scalable
  • Is replicable in other contexts and regions of the world
  • Has a clear understanding and knowledge of:
    – its innovative nature;
    – its distinctiveness within its sphere of action, and;
    – the type and depth of its impact on its beneficiaries.

 

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

Only one application can be submitted for a single educational activity or project. This condition applies in instances where different organizations submit similar applications for the same educational activity or project, in this case all applications will be deemed ineligible.

Individuals may only submit a single application. Other individuals working for the same organization are allowed to submit different applications for different educational activities.

MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same project, although this has no bearing on the judging process.

The same nominators may submit several nominations for different projects.

LANGUAGE

The language for applications to the 2020 WISE Awards is English. Whilst the quality of written English is not a criterion for assessing applications, it is strongly recommended that applicants pay particular attention to ensuring that their applications can be properly understood in English.

ELIGIBLE SUBMISSIONS

It is possible to apply for a WISE Awards on behalf of your own project, or to nominate another project for the WISE Award.

In order for the application/nomination form to be eligible, your submission must:

  • Be entered into the official form on the online system (curriculum vita or other forms of documents will not be considered)
  • Be complete and accurate
  • Be submitted in English
  • Be submitted online by the official deadline 
  • In the case of an application, the form must include the contact details of two supporters (e.g. former donors, local governments, other NGOs, etc.)

 

TIMELINE

  • The deadline for submission of applications is January 20, 2020, 13.00 GMT.
  • The Pre-Jury will review all eligible applications.
  • The shortlisted Finalists will be announced in May 2020.
  • An Innovation Assessment will be organized, as described below.
  • The Jury will review the finalists based on the submitted forms and the evaluations conducted onsite.
  • Announcement of the six winners mid-October 2020.
  • The six winners will be visited onsite by the WISE film team starting October 2020.
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INNOVATION ASSESSMENT

In the event that your project is amongst the finalist projects, applicants agree and allocate time for an onsite innovation assessment. This assessment will be on site and/or from distance between March and June 2020.

PRE-JURY

A Pre-Jury of education experts will be responsible for evaluating the initial applications or nominations and will propose a shortlist of finalists based on the criteria and the information provided in the application forms. WISE will approve the selection of around 15 finalists.

JURY

The shortlisted applications of the finalists will be reviewed by a Jury composed of prominent educational figures drawn from government, civil society, the private sector, international organizations, universities and social entrepreneurs. The Jury will select the six winning projects.

 

Prior to any decision by the Pre-Jury and the Jury, and during the entire selection process, WISE and/or the Pre-Jury or the Jury reserve the right to ask for clarification or supplementary information or documentation from the applicants. Additionally, information provided on the submitted forms will be reviewed and, in the event of any false or inaccurate information, the application will be deemed invalid.

PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE

In the case of an application, initial applicant will receive the Award on behalf of the project. Teams should select one project representative to apply and be the recipient of the Award.

In the case of a nomination, the project will be asked to select one project representative, should the project reach the finalist stage.

COMMUNICATION

WISE reserves the right to publicize the finalists and the winning projects by means of any kind of communication (internal and/or commercial advertising), through any promotional media (press, magazines, catalogues, websites, etc.) and all over the world.

This communication may be in the form of pictures, recordings (audio and video) and texts supplied by each of the Finalists and winning projects.

By reaching the finalist stage of the WISE Awards, contestants agree to provide photos and descriptions of their projects at the time of the Awards and for a period of at least two years following the Awards. They also acknowledge the right of the WISE initiative to use this material.

Finalists and winning projects agree to provide the WISE initiative with information on any developments related to their projects that may be a result of, or linked to, the WISE initiative and the WISE Awards.

The representatives of the winning projects also agree to give full access and facilitate, when necessary, the film production.

DATA PROTECTION

By taking part in this competition, applicants agree that their personal details will be included in a database owned by the WISE initiative, which will be the exclusive custodian of the said details for the purpose of managing the specified competition. The WISE initiative will not sell or distribute applicants’ personal data to third parties.

Applicants have the right to access and modify any personal data concerning themselves. Applicants also have the right to refuse to be included in a database and may exercise these rights at any time by making the appropriate request in writing to awards@wise.org.qa.

LIABILITY

WISE reserves the right to modify the conditions of the call for projects and/or the Awards at any time.

WISE shall not be liable if the call for projects is extended, shortened, modified or cancelled, or if problems arise with the website or due to loss of materials in e-mail and/or postal services.

Applicants cannot dispute the choice of Finalists or the winning projects nor can they dispute the allocation of the Awards.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

WISE owns the intellectual property rights for texts, photos, films, documentaries, etc. made for the WISE initiative and also for the trademarks and logos appearing in various supporting media. Consequently, the applicants cannot use them, in whole or in part, unless they have received specific authorization from the WISE Team.

GOVERNING LAW – JURISDICTION

These rules for the WISE Awards are governed by Qatari law and, in the event of a dispute regarding their interpretation or performance, such a dispute shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Doha, Qatar.

INFORMATION AND QUERIES

To access the application system and for further information about the 2020 WISE Awards please visit the official website: https://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-works/wise-awards. For any queries, please contact the WISE Team through the website or by email: awards@wise.org.qa.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF “THE 2020 WISE AWARDS”

Applying for the 2020 WISE Awards implies full acceptance of and respect for these rules by the applicants.

Interpretation of these rules falls within the exclusive competence of WISE.

The 2020 WISE Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations.

Ongoing/existing education projects run by any type of organization such as colleges, universities, academic networks, schools consortia, civil society and community organizations, governments, international agencies and private-sector companies working in the field of education are invited to apply or nominate.

Projects can also belong to any education sector such as pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational training, higher education, special needs education, education for people with disabilities, informal learning, and distance-based, non-formal and lifelong learning.

Finally, projects from any part of the world can apply or be nominated for the WISE Awards.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should be for original works and projects, and should be submitted by a representative working within the project. All applicants should therefore guarantee that their organization, or they themselves, originated the project, and should not hold WISE liable for any action or claim from a third party with respect to the project submitted.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations can be submitted by persons external to the organization running the project, this could be a beneficiary, partnering organization, government agency…etc. Nominators will be requested to identify themselves in the submission form, although this information will be kept confidential by WISE, nominators may or may not request information from the project in order to best fill out the nomination form. However, WISE will contact nominated projects if they are shortlisted for the Pre-Jury evaluation.

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS

Anyone who has submitted a previous application to the WISE Awards can submit a new application for the same – or for a different – project.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Previous recipients of the WISE Awards are not eligible to apply for the 2020 WISE Awards. Moreover, others involved in the projects and/or activities that have received previous WISE Awards are not eligible to apply on behalf of the same project or activity.

The WISE Awards recognize innovative educational projects that have already demonstrated a transformative impact on individuals, communities and society.

The ideal project would be an ongoing, innovative and impactful education initiative that:

– Has an excellent record of proven success
– Is financially sustainable
– Has a clear plan indicating the project’s future objectives and future development
– Is scalable
– Is replicable in other contexts and regions of the world
– Has a clear understanding and knowledge of:

  • its innovative nature;
  • its distinctiveness within its sphere of action, and;
  • the type and depth of its impact on its beneficiaries.

 

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

Only one application can be submitted for a single educational activity or project. This condition applies in instances where different organizations submit similar applications for the same educational activity or project, in this case all applications will be deemed ineligible.

Individuals may only submit a single application. Other individuals working for the same organization are allowed to submit different applications for different educational activities.

MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same project, although this has no bearing on the judging process.

The same nominators may submit several nominations for different projects.

LANGUAGE

The language for applications to the 2020 WISE Awards is English. Whilst the quality of written English is not a criterion for assessing applications, it is strongly recommended that applicants pay particular attention to ensuring that their applications can be properly understood in English.

ELIGIBLE SUBMISSIONS

It is possible to apply for a WISE Awards on behalf of your own project, or to nominate another project for the WISE Award.

In order for the application/nomination form to be eligible, your submission must:

  • Be entered into the official form on the online system (curriculum vita or other forms of documents will not be considered)
  • Be complete and accurate
  • Be submitted in English
  • Be submitted online by the official deadline 
  • In the case of an application, the form must include the contact details of two supporters (e.g. former donors, local governments, other NGOs, etc.)

 

TIMELINE

    • The deadline for submission of applications is January 20, 2020, 13.00 GMT.
    • The Pre-Jury will review all eligible applications.
    • The shortlisted Finalists will be announced in May 2020.
    • An Innovation Assessment will be organized, as described below.
    • The Jury will review the finalists based on the submitted forms and the evaluations conducted onsite.
    • Announcement of the six winners mid-October 2020.
    • The six winners will be visited onsite by the WISE film team starting October 2020.

INNOVATION ASSESSMENT

In the event that your project is amongst the finalist projects, applicants agree and allocate time for an onsite innovation assessment. This assessment will be on site and/or from distance between March and June 2020.

PRE-JURY

A Pre-Jury of education experts will be responsible for evaluating the initial applications or nominations and will propose a shortlist of finalists based on the criteria and the information provided in the application forms. WISE will approve the selection of around 15 finalists.

JURY

The shortlisted applications of the finalists will be reviewed by a Jury composed of prominent educational figures drawn from government, civil society, the private sector, international organizations, universities and social entrepreneurs. The Jury will select the six winning projects.

 

Prior to any decision by the Pre-Jury and the Jury, and during the entire selection process, WISE and/or the Pre-Jury or the Jury reserve the right to ask for clarification or supplementary information or documentation from the applicants. Additionally, information provided on the submitted forms will be reviewed and, in the event of any false or inaccurate information, the application will be deemed invalid.

PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE

In the case of an application, initial applicant will receive the Award on behalf of the project. Teams should select one project representative to apply and be the recipient of the Award.

In the case of a nomination, the project will be asked to select one project representative, should the project reach the finalist stage.

COMMUNICATION

WISE reserves the right to publicize the finalists and the winning projects by means of any kind of communication (internal and/or commercial advertising), through any promotional media (press, magazines, catalogues, websites, etc.) and all over the world.

This communication may be in the form of pictures, recordings (audio and video) and texts supplied by each of the Finalists and winning projects.

By reaching the finalist stage of the WISE Awards, contestants agree to provide photos and descriptions of their projects at the time of the Awards and for a period of at least two years following the Awards. They also acknowledge the right of the WISE initiative to use this material.

Finalists and winning projects agree to provide the WISE initiative with information on any developments related to their projects that may be a result of, or linked to, the WISE initiative and the WISE Awards.

The representatives of the winning projects also agree to give full access and facilitate, when necessary, the film production.

DATA PROTECTION

By taking part in this competition, applicants agree that their personal details will be included in a database owned by the WISE initiative, which will be the exclusive custodian of the said details for the purpose of managing the specified competition. The WISE initiative will not sell or distribute applicants’ personal data to third parties.

Applicants have the right to access and modify any personal data concerning themselves. Applicants also have the right to refuse to be included in a database and may exercise these rights at any time by making the appropriate request in writing to awards@wise.org.qa.

LIABILITY

WISE reserves the right to modify the conditions of the call for projects and/or the Awards at any time.

WISE shall not be liable if the call for projects is extended, shortened, modified or cancelled, or if problems arise with the website or due to loss of materials in e-mail and/or postal services.

Applicants cannot dispute the choice of Finalists or the winning projects nor can they dispute the allocation of the Awards.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

WISE owns the intellectual property rights for texts, photos, films, documentaries, etc. made for the WISE initiative and also for the trademarks and logos appearing in various supporting media. Consequently, the applicants cannot use them, in whole or in part, unless they have received specific authorization from the WISE Team.

GOVERNING LAW – JURISDICTION

These rules for the WISE Awards are governed by Qatari law and, in the event of a dispute regarding their interpretation or performance, such a dispute shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Doha, Qatar.

INFORMATION AND QUERIES

To access the application system and for further information about the 2020 WISE Awards please visit the official website: https://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-works/wise-awards. For any queries, please contact the WISE Team through the website or by email: awards@wise.org.qa.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF “THE 2020 WISE AWARDS”

Applying for the 2020 WISE Awards implies full acceptance of and respect for these rules by the applicants.

Interpretation of these rules falls within the exclusive competence of WISE.

2020 WISE Awards

Six projects from five countries have won the 2020 WISE Awards for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. This year 625 projects have applied or been nominated for the WISE Awards.

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

2020 Winners

2020 Finalists

WISE Awards 2020 Jury

Ms Carolyn Acker

Founder, Pathways to Education

 

Ms Nisha Ligon 

CEO, Ubongo

 
Lisbet Steer

Ms Liesbet Steer

Director, Education Commission

Beth Yu, Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation

Ms Beth Yu

Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation

Randa-Grob-Zakhary

Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary

Executive Director, Insights for Education Foundation

 

Dr. François Taddei

Dr. Francois Taddei

Director, The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity

 

Veronika Zonabend

Ms Veronika Zonabend

Founder, RVVZ Foundation

WISE Awards 2020 Pre-Jury Members

2019 WISE Awards

Six projects from four countries have won the 2019 WISE Awards for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. This year 481 projects have applied or been nominated for the WISE Awards.

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

Get to know the projects:

2019 Winners

Akilah Institute

Akilah Institute

Davis College

Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Micro:bit Educational Foundation

2019 Finalists

 

To date, the WISE Awards have recognized 72 projects for their innovative, transformative impact. Explore the growing network of WISE Awards winning projects and learn more about these outstanding initiatives.

WISE Awards 2019 Jury

Claudio Sassaki

Mr Claudio Sassaki

CEO, Geekie

 

Mr Ben Nelson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Minerva Project

Emad Al-Khaja

Mr Emad Al Khaja

CEO, INJAZ Qatar

Ms Kate Wang

Vice President of International Partnership, MyCOS Data

Randa-Grob-Zakhary

Dr. Randa Grob Zakhary

Executive Director, Insights for Education Foundation

Peter Materu

Dr. Peter Materu

Chief Program Officer, Mastercard Foundation

Beth Yu, Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation

Ms Beth Yu

Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation

WISE Awards 2019 Pre-Jury Members

Network of projects

Since 2009, WISE has identified, showcased and promoted innovative educational projects through the WISE Awards. Find out more about previous WISE Awards winning projects.