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Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2012: Congratulations to the winners!


Wenhui ( ) Award for Educational Innovation 2012

Innovation in Education for Sustainable Development 

Not everyone can win the prize, but in the jury’s opinion, every applicant is a winner!

The applications for the 2012 Wenhui Award clearly demonstrated that there are many dedicated people “out there” trying to make a difference. Even though they cannot be recognized individually, the jury wishes to convey their appreciation to all applicants and encourages them to continue their good work.

The Wenhui ( ) Award for Educational Innovation, established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, and coordinated by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), 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 2012, the theme of the Award, Innovation in Education for Sustainable Development, focuses on innovations in education that have led to noticeable changes in values, mindsets, behaviours and practices in line with the concept and principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

After careful deliberations, the jury selected two winners who will each receive a Certificate of Excellence and prize money of US$ 20,000, and three honourable commendations who will each be awarded a Certificate of Merit.

And now, UNESCO Bangkok is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Wenhui Award.


Winners of the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2012

  • Education for Sustainable Development in China

    Beijing Association of Education for Sustainable Development, China

  • Project Search (Sensitization, Education and Awareness on Recycling for a Cleaner Habitat)

    The Energy and Resources Institute, India


Honourable Commendations

  • Voices for Change

    Somaly Mam Foundation, Cambodia

  • Green Chemistry: Approach Addresses Education for Sustainable Development

    Mageswary Karpudewan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Innovation for a Green and a Low Carbon Society

    Joseph Fisher, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea


More details are available at  

Once again, congratulations to the winners.

For those interested in applying for the award, the theme for the 2013 Wenhui Award is “Educational Innovation for Cultural Expression”. Look out for the announcement early next year.