World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has announced winners of its 2012 innovative projects from around the world with the theme, ‘Transforming Education’. The projects were sent from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Denmark, India and US.
The winning projects were selected by a jury of leading education experts following a pre-selection of 24 WISE awards finalists from 14 countries.
Chairman of WISE and awards Jury, Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, said the winning projects were selected for their tangible, positive impact on the society and their innovative approach to solving important global problems. “Now in its fourth year, the WISE awards identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all sectors and regions of the world in order to inspire change in education. Winning projects, which are selected for their concrete, positive impact upon society, receive global visibility and a prize of $500,000.”
He added that since 2009, the awards have recognised successful, transformative projects in education to generate a pool of sound practices and to inspire their adoption and adaptation elsewhere.
“When determining the best projects, we look at what is being achieved, as well as how it is done. The winning initiatives were selected because they are successful and because of their innovative approach. These are not ordinary education efforts”, he said.
Finalists and winners of the would participate in the annual WISE summit schedule to hold from November 13-15, 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar, with the theme ‘Collaborating for Change’.