WISE was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative, evidence-based thinking, debate, and purposeful action in education.
Through the biennial summit, collaborative research and a range of ongoing programs, WISE is a global reference in new approaches to education.
WISE 2021 will take place in Doha, Qatar on 7–9 December, under the theme: “Generation Unmute: Reclaiming our Future through Education”.
Participants and contributions are expected from around the world on the dedicated digital platform and on social media. To learn more visit
Aparna Ramanathan, an alumni member of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Edtech Accelerator, discusses the need for social and emotional learning in education and how Qatar has started to introduce this in the classroom
As young people grow up and their brains change, they are also faced with new ideas and influences that will shape who they become. With the overwhelming impact of technology now, kids today experience this more acutely than ever before.
The power of collective intelligence can move mountains. At its simplest, collective intelligence is the process by which a large group of individuals gather and share their knowledge, data, and skills for the purpose of solving societal issues . Harnessing this power can lead to the emergence of the greatest innovations.
There has been a great deal of apprehension around the recent changes made in education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this next era of education could be an incredibly exciting one as it will require us to go beyond our ideas of resilience, and instead begin to lay the groundwork for the types of change that have long needed to occur.
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