Friday, 18 February 2011

UNESCO calling nominations for the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2011

The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation provides recognition to those with commitment and outstanding work in the development of educational innovations according to the theme announced for each year. The 2011 call for nominations for this Award has the theme of “Education for Learning to Live Together.”

The Award has been established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) to recognize the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve such pressing issues and problems.

Individuals or institutions from UNESCO Member States in Asia and the Pacific region that have designed and implemented significant educational innovation leading to improved access to and quality in education will be eligible for the Award.

Two individuals or institutions will be conferred with the award with a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000 each at the UNESCO-APEID International Conference and/or China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative practices.

The Award organizers are calling for nominations from governments, educational institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals in Asia and Pacific countries

All nominations must reach the Award Secretariat by 15 July 2011. For more information, visit this link.

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