WISE Prize for Education 2015 awarded to Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been named the 2015 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.

Popularly known as Afghanistan’s mother of education, Dr. Yacoobi, 65, has spent two decades working persistently to rebuild her country’s education landscape, devastated by war.

The WISE Prize for Education was presented by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), at the Opening Plenary session of the seventh World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.

The Summit is a global initiative of QF, and the award was received before some 2,000 members of the WISE community from diverse fields and over 150 countries.


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