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6th World Innovation Summit for Education


The WISE delegates were welcomed into MIA last night for a dinner that was sure to be a wonderful start to their week in Doha.


Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) named Ann Cotton as the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate during the opening session of WISE 2014 today.

Ann Cotton, Founder and President of  Camfed, has been committed to girls education in Africa for more than 20 years. Her main goal has been to improve opportunities for girls and young women at the margins of education. Cotton identified poverty, as opposed to cultural sensitivity, as the main reason for low school attendance with girls and young women. She continues to strive to change the lives of these girls and young women through her initiative. ​


"I am honoured to join education innovators like Ms Vicky Colbert, Dr. Madhav Chavan, and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed as the fourth WISE Prize for Education Laureate. I accept this prize on behalf of the million girls Camfed is committed to supporting through secondary education in the next five years - a million girls whose poverty has so far robbed them of confidence and agency, and who do not yet know what an amazing transformation awaits them.”
Ann Cotton, WISE Prize for Education.

Make sure to pass by the WISE Summit at QNCC if you are in Doha otherwise visit the WISE Summit online platform and share your thoughts on our social media hub and do not forget to use the following hashtags: #WISE14 and #QM

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