Wenhui Award 2022 Call for Applications and Nominations: “Educational Innovations for Learning Recovery”

Wenhui Award 2022 Call for Applications and Nominations: “Educational Innovations for Learning Recovery”

The Coronavirus has disrupted education all over the world, with more than 1.6 billion learners affected by school closures, and Asia-Pacific is one of the most hit regions. Learning poverty rate – the proportion of children who cannot read a simple text with comprehension by age 10 – has significantly risen in low- and middle-income countries. Learning recovery from different crises has been placed on the high agenda of the international community as the global number of crisis-impacted school-aged children had grown significantly prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Concerted endeavors are needed to invigorate education innovations for effective learning recovery.

Against the above background, this year’s Wenhui Award is themed “Educational Innovations for Learning Recovery”, with the objective to identify, acknowledge and encourage innovative policies and practices in various dimensions of the education system in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Award shall be conferred on two individuals or institutions in the Asia-Pacific region for their outstanding efforts and achievements in educational innovation focused on this year’s theme. The two winners will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and a prize of USD20,000. Apart from the winners, Honorable Mention will be granted to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative educational practices.

The Wenhui (文晖) Award was jointly created by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) and the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO in 2010, to recognize and reward individuals or institutions that have made outstanding contributions to educational innovation in the Asia-Pacific region. Since the inception of the Wenhui Award, there have been 22 Winners and 34 Honourable Mentions from 19 different countries.

The application deadline is January 27, 2023.

For more information, please visit the Award’s website at: https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/wenhui-award-2022-call-applications-nominations-educational-innovations-learning-recovery-unesco

For inquiries about Wenhui Award application, nomination, and selection process, please check the website and the Frequently Asked Questions at https://bit.ly/Wenhui22FAQAN (for applicants and nominees) and https://bit.ly/Wenhui22FAQNM (for nominators). If you have any further inquiries, please contact the Wenhui Award Secretariat at Wenhui.Award@unesco.org.

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