[Safe Space Club for Girls, Nigeria was one of the six projects which won the 2018 WISE Awards.]
Doha (Qatar): The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has invited entries and applications for 2019 WISE Awards. The last date to send entries is January 15, 2019.
Established in 2011 by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the WISE Prize for Education is the first distinction of its kind to recognize an individual or a team of up to six people for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education.
Each year, the WISE Awards recognize innovative and impactful initiatives addressing today's most urgent education challenges. Past WISE Awards projects have tackled diverse issues in education, including access and inclusion, design and ecosystems, digital and multimedia, society and workforce, youth employment and more.
"Submissions are judged according to strict criteria. They must show innovation, have a clear development plan, be financially stable, scalable and replicable. They must also demonstrate a transformative impact on individuals, communities and society", the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) said in a statement.
"During the course of 2019, a panel of independent judges will select 12 WISE Awards finalist projects. An independent evaluator will conduct an on sight due diligence for the 12 finalists, and the six winning projects are then selected from this pool by a panel of judges", it said.
"The finalists and winners gain global visibility and opportunities to collaborate through various platforms, including the global Summit and WISE events across the world, WISE communications and publications. They also receive $20,000 (US)", it added.
Since 2009, WISE has received over 3,200 applications from more than 150 countries.
"To date, 60 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", the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) said.
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.
Applications and nominations for the 2019 WISE Awards can be submitted online at: programs.wise.org.qa.
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