Friday, July 15, 2016

[apeid.higher_education.bgk] Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2016 - Call for nominations

Wenhui () Award for Educational Innovation 2016

Innovative Partnerships for Quality Inclusive Education



Don't' miss the deadline!


All nominations / applications for the 2016 Wenhui Award, Innovative Partnerships for Quality Inclusive Education, must reach the Award Secretariat by 29 July 2016.


The Wenhui () Award for Educational Innovation, established by the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, and coordinated by UNESCO Bangkok, aims to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today.


This year, the Award will recognize innovative and strategic partnerships that have helped to provide and enhance quality learning opportunities for all, particularly to those most disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalized.



Who is eligible for the Award?

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


More specifically, the Jury will be looking for educational innovations that have:


         demonstrated their ability in developing practices that have contributed to the quality of education for all through innovative partnerships;

         verified the positive impact of their innovative partnerships in education bringing about noticeable changes enabling learners to contribute towards peaceful, just and sustainable world;

         proven their commitment in promoting and supporting the principles of inclusive and lifelong quality learning for all; and

         established that their innovative practices are current and relevant to the educational issues of the 21st century.



How to apply for the Award?

Applications can be submitted by government agencies, educational institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals in UNESCO Member States in the Asia and Pacific region. All applications should reach the Award Secretariat at UNESCO Bangkok through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using an official Award Application Form available online at the Award website.


More details about the Award, including the list of UNESCO offices and associated institutions, evaluation criteria, application process and conditions of entry, are available at the Award website:



Important dates

Closing date for nominations                           29 July 2016

Selection of shortlisted nominations                2 September 2016

Final selection and announcement of winners  End of September 2016

Award ceremony                                            To be confirmed



For further information, contact:


Wenhui Award Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391-0577

Fax: (66-2) 391-0866



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