WISE Learner’s Voice Program: Young Leaders are Invited to Apply

Deadline: June 25, 2013

WISE is now looking for 30 outstanding young leaders in education aged 18 to 25 to apply or be nominated to participate in the WISE Learner’s Voice Program. They will be invited to attend the WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar from October 29 to 31, 2013 and pre-summit events to discuss the issue of rethinking education.

The WISE Learner’s Program is an ongoing year-long program that brings the views of students to the issue of rethinking education. The program is also designing 3 short residential education workshops (5 to 10 days each) to take place in December 2013, June 2014 and October/November 2014, just before the Summit to build their communication, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. This will ensure that decision-makers hear their all-important voice, and that they are prepared to take on leading roles in their field and the education world.

The WISE Learners’ Voice Qatar Foundation will cover all fares and accommodation costs for the selected Learners.


  1. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 on October 29, 2013. All students must be considered legal adults in their home country.
  2. Participants must be available to travel to Doha, Qatar, and be able and willing to participate in the full WISE Learners’ Voice event beginning from October 27 – 31, 2013.
  3. Participants should be willing to contribute to online discussions prior to the event and to work with the WISE Team to prepare for a successful WISE Summit.
  4. Participants should be willing to continue their involvement with the WISE initiative following the WISE Summit and participate in other events and activities during the remainder of 2013 and throughout 2014 and beyond.
  5. All participants must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit to be held October 29-31, 2013.
  6. All participants should be currently enrolled in (or recently graduated from) a course of study at a recognized college, university or training program.
  7. All participants should be able to demonstrate their engagement in wider social networks or communities of practice broadly associated with their studies and their professional interests.
  8. Participants should be able to demonstrate interest in education and other wider global development issues.
  9. Participants should be personable and able to work well in multicultural, multinational teams.
  10. Participants should be comfortable with presenting and speaking in public.
  11. All participants should be proficient in spoken and written English.

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