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Posted On: 10 October 2011 07:13 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

WISE Prize for Education to be announced on Nov 1

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The laureate of world’s first major international prize for education will be announced at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in November. The ‘WISE Prize for Education’ is a major new prize that will reward an individual or a team of up to six individuals working together for an outstanding contribution toward education. The winning individual or the group will be recognised at the opening plenary session of the third edition of WISE conference on November 1, in Doha. The annual WISE Prize for Education was announced by H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, during the second WISE conference to accelerate the development and transformation of education by bringing to light the most eminent leaders and drawing the world’s attention to their outstanding contributions towards education in a spirit of competition. For this inaugural edition, following a pre-selection by a committee, a prestigious jury will select the laureate who will receive an award of $500,000 and a gold medal as a recognition of efforts in promoting and protecting education, as well as encouraging excellence, with an aim to make quality education accessible to all. The WISE Prize is also designed to create more awareness in the world about the crucial role of education in all societies, and create a platform for innovative and practical solutions that might help alleviate some of the challenges which education faces around the world. In addition, Innovation in Education: The Lessons from Pioneers Around the World, a book provides an overview of some of the most inspiring educational ideas that can with support empower individuals and transform the societies will be published on the second day of this year’s WISE conference. Innovation expert Charles Leadbeater has done research and written the WISE publication. Beside, the three-day WISE conference has announced a wide-ranging programme in order to address ‘Changing Societies, Changing Education’, the key theme for the 2011 Summit. With 60 sessions and 150 confirmed speakers, each day will address different question related to education as ‘What models of innovation across sectors can inspire education today?’, ‘How can we identify, share and adapt the most innovative educational projects and policies,’ and ‘What will learning be like in the future?’ The diverse range of expert speakers includes leading academics, policy makers, private sector representatives, NGOs and associations, and the arts community. They come from over 40 countries.