Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 Learners’ Voice Program, in which 49 learners from 31 countries were carefully selected to participate, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) kicks off its search for the 2012 generation of Learners.

WISE invites representatives of institutions, organisations, programmes and networks to nominate outstanding and motivated young learners aged from 18 to 25 to participate in the WISE Learners’ Voice Program.

The WISE Learners’ Voice Program engages young learners and supports their development as change-makers and advocates in the field of education. The 30 young people will be invited to participate actively in the 2012 WISE Summit in Doha (November 13—15) and will have the opportunity to take part in enriching global experiences throughout 2013.

Since 2011, selected WISE Learners have had the opportunity to work collaboratively on the theme of Increasing Access to Education through Innovation. In order to research the theme, they attended the 6th World Youth Congress in Brazil, the eLearning Africa conference in Benin, and the India Youth Forum, among other important events. They also visited on-the-ground projects to gain practical insights and understanding of the issue.

Qatar Foundation will cover all fares and accommodation costs for the selected learners.

For more information please visit the WISE website.