Wise 2012

WISE 2012

IIE Partners with Qatar Foundation on World Innovation Summit on Education 2012

Doha, Qatar
November 13 - 15, 2012

The 2012 World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) will take place from November 13–15, 2012, in Doha, Qatar. Throughout the Summit, 1,200 decision-makers, practitioners, and thought leaders from different sectors will share and debate ideas, discuss new ways to address major challenges, and ways to promote purposeful action.

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is a global collaborative initiative established by Qatar Foundation under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned. Qatar Foundation works in partnership with international organizations involved in global educational issues. These partners are closely associated with the WISE event, helping conceive high-quality debates and promoting the WISE initiative through their international networks. IIE is one of six partner organizations.


WISE 2012 Awards:

The WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from around the world. Every year, since 2009, six winners are selected by a prestigious Jury for their concrete and positive impact on education. In addition to this recognition given by eminent experts from the education world, they receive $20,000 and are given access to international exposure.

Under the theme Transforming Education the 2012 WISE Awards will recognize six projects for their concrete, positive impact upon society. One of the 2012 WISE Awards will be for a project that has best delivered innovative financing of primary education. This reflects the support of Qatar Foundation Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser for the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 2 on achieving universal primary education and it is designed to stimulate innovative projects targeted at achieving MDG 2. WISE invites project holders in any sector and at any level of education to submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria stated in the regulations.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2012
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Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, IIE has network of over 20 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.

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