Updated Sep 10, 2020
Innovation is vital for the survival and progress of almost all industries and fields, and education is not an exception. Innovative approaches are indispensable for achieving equity and quality of education in all contexts, particularly in emergencies and crises. COVID-19 has become a catalyst for innovations in different sectors, including education, in a very short period of time. In the Asia-Pacific region in particular, innovative technologies and techniques have been widely utilized in different educational systems and at all levels during the pandemic outbreak; new platforms and creative measures have been employed to deliver distance learning, conduct assessments, support teachers and families, and work towards the safe return to schools. Many such innovative solutions involve diverse stakeholders such as governments, education professionals, technology providers, and communities. This emerging trend makes educational institutions, educators and learners more adaptable and resilient to crises and exerts far-reaching impacts on future education.
Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic and in view of the crucial importance of innovation for education in emergencies and crises, this year’s Wenhui Award is themed “Educational Innovation in Response to Pandemic and Other Emergencies”.
|Country||Mongolia, Afghanistan, Fiji, China, Cambodia, Brunei, Bangladesh, Australia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Maldives, Kiribati, Philippines, New Zealand, Nepal, Malaysia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, South, Japan, India, Bhutan, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Solomon Islands, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Iran, Myanmar, Tonga and Pakistan|
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Response Technologies (Humanitarian Assistance)
Individuals or institutions from UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific region that meet the following conditions are eligible to apply for the Wenhui Award: