Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation calling for nominations

The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2011 is calling for nominations to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions in the Asia and Pacific region which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today.

Application is by nominations only from governments, educational institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals in UNESCO Member States in the Asia and Pacific region.

This year’s theme, Education for Learning to Live Together, is aimed at enhancing a culture of acceptance of differences, respect for diversity and promotion of peace and harmony through innovative education practices.

Two individuals or institutions will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators. The winners will be announced in September 2011 and will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000 at the China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations.

All nominations shall be submitted to the Award Secretariat at UNESCO Bangkok through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices, APEID Associated Centres and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using an official Award Application Form available online at the Award website.The closing date for nominations is 15 July 2011.

The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2011 is sponsored by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO and coordinated by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID).

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: www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2011.

For further information, contact the Award Secretariat, Tel: (66-2) 391-0577; Fax: (66-2) 391-0866; Email: [email protected]

Website: www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/wenhuiaward2011

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