2017 WISE Awards Finalists Revealed
Learner Guide Debora Mayenje leads a My Better World class - Bagamoyo, Tanzania © Eliza Powell, Camfed
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) announced the fifteen 2017 WISE Awards finalist projects.
Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote innovative projects from around the world that are addressing global educational challenges. The fifteen finalists come from nine countries.
The projects tackle a number of pressing education issues including early childhood education, basic infrastructure for schools, girls’ education, coding and digital skills, access to books, critical medical care for children, boosting mathematics, science and reading levels, stimulating critical thinking and creativity, making learning fun and inclusive and enhancing teacher motivation.
A pre-Jury of international experts selected the 15 finalists, and the process was overseen by independent education consultants from Parthenon-EY.
The 2017 WISE Awards Finalists
- ANEER, Morocco
- Building a Teacher-Led Movement for Change and Innovation, UK
- Lights to Learn, Spain
- Mindspark: Personalized, technology- based learning, India
- PhET Interactive Simulations, US
- Open Book Publishers, UK
- OPENPediatrics - Serious Games to Save Children's Live , US
- REACH, Ghana
- 42, France
- Science Bits, Spain
- Shams Generation, Qatar
- Tele-Education Project-SAME, India
- The Learner Guide Program, Tanzania, UK
- The Speed School project, US
- Ubongo Edutainment, Tanzania
About the WISE Awards
Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global education challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received over 3,000 applications from more than 150 countries. To date, 48 projects from a wide variety of sectors and locations have won the WISE Awards for their innovation, positive contribution and potential for scalability and adaptability. These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound education practice. Year by year, WISE is building a community of education innovators which offers a fertile environment for ground-breaking collaboration. Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are helping bring real change to societies and communities.
The six winning projects will be announced in September 2017, and will be invited to attend the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education, November 14-16, 2017, in Doha, Qatar.
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