The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation was established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO in 2010. In collaboration with the Chinese Society of Education and coordinated by UNESCO Bangkok, the Wenhui Award 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.
For 2019, the theme of the Wenhui Award is Promoting University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, aiming to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning.
Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators. The winners will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated commendable innovative practices.
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 in the professional development of teachers leading to improved access to, and quality in, education and skills development will be eligible for the Award.
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 by 31 July 2019 through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using the Award Application Form and Consent Form, to be downloaded from the Award website. More details about the Award, including the evaluation criteria, application process and conditions of entry are also available at the Award website: https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/wenhui-award-2019
For further information, contact:
Wenhui Award Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 391-0577
Fax: (66-2) 391-0866