(MENAFN- The Peninsula) DOHA: The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) recently hosted four WISE Prize for Education Laureates at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.
The forum focused on girls’ education, attended by Dr Sakena Yacoobi, Founder and Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning; Ann Cotton, Founder of Camfed; Vicky Colbert, Founder and Director, Escuela Nueva Foundation; and Dr Madhav Chavan, President, Pratham Education Foundation.
During the roundtable, the laureates stressed the importance of girls’ education while engaging in discussions with Sally Osberg, CEO, Skoll Foundation; Safeena Husain, Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls, and other experts.
WISE is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education.
Established in 2011, the WISE Prize for Education recognises individuals and teams for outstanding, life-long achievements in of the field of education.
The prize aims at elevating the status of education on the global agenda and raising awareness about the key role education plays in the empowerment and economic security of communities and nations.
The forum supports entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges by bringing together social entrepreneurs with partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning and large-scale social change.
The WISE session brought the dedicated work of the laureates to the attention of a broader audience comprising high-level international stakeholders in the UK.