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The 2016 WISE Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 WISE Awards Winners Announced

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The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education, has announced the six 2016 WISE Awards winning projects. Since 2009 the WISE Awards have identified and promoted some of the most innovative and effective practices in tackling urgent global education challenges.

Every year, recipients of the WISE Awards join a network of other successful and pioneering projects through which they gain global visibility and are given an opportunity to collaborate through various platforms, such as WISE Communications, WISE Publications and the WISE Summit. Projects also receive $20,000 (US) and are celebrated at the WISE Summit and other WISE events.

Independent education consultants from Parthenon-EY assess the applicants and a jury comprised of international education experts then evaluates the 15 shortlisted finalist projects that aim to build a network of change-makers to inspire others around the world. 

The 2016 WISE Awards Winners

Each year the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global education challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 2,850 applications from over 150 countries. To this day, forty-eight projects have been recognized around the world from a variety of sectors for their innovative character, their positive contribution and for scalability and adaptability. Jury members include such personalities as Ms Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at The World Bank Group, Dr. Nick Burnett, Director of Results for Development, Ms Aicha Bah Diallo, Chair, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and former Minister for Education, Guinea as well as Mr Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO of WISE.


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