Honoring 2021 Yidan Prize Laureates and Fostering a Global Dialogue in Education

HONG KONG, Dec. 5, 2021 /CNW/ — The Yidan Prize Foundation, the global philanthropic foundation behind the world’s greatest instruction accolade, hosted the 2021 Yidan Prize Summit and Awards Presentation Ceremony yesterday.

A toast to our 2021 laureates from our Awards Presentation Ceremony guests, including Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR and Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

A toast to our 2021 laureates from our Awards Presentation Ceremony company, together with Mrs Carrie Lam, Main Government of Hong Kong SAR and Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

The worldwide hybrid occasion gathered policymakers and schooling gurus to discussion and discuss the world’s most pressing instruction issues, and practical, progressive answers for a improved foreseeable future. The function also celebrated and formally identified the groundbreaking work of this year’s Yidan Prize laureates.

In a series of panel discussions, attendees reviewed new strategies to deliver reasonable, available, high quality schooling to all. Themes integrated discovering losses arising from COVID-19, scalable training solutions, and mastering by means of play. UNESCO’s report on ‘Reimagining Our Futures Alongside one another: A New Social Deal for Education’ was also dealt with, with attendees discussing the relevance of schooling in making sure a affluent future for youngsters.

‘Creating a Much better Potential By way of Education’ Summit

In a person panel, Professor Eric A. Hanushek, 2021 Yidan Prize for Education and learning Exploration Laureate, and Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Establishment of Stanford College, pressured the significant function of instructors in enriching education and learning top quality. The distinguished panel of economists called for more aid for the teachers tackling information gaps in young children.

Dr Rukmini Banerji, 2021 Yidan Prize for Schooling Development Laureate, and CEO of Pratham Instruction Foundation, shared why she thinks youngsters fall driving in university, and whether university curricula are also quick paced. She was joined by Professor Esther Duflo and Professor Abhijit Banerjee, 2019 Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics, to explore how to apply significant improvements in education—from producing scalable, helpful remedies, to adapting the curriculum to each child’s stage.

Panelists included Dr Sobhi Tawil, Director, Upcoming of Discovering and Innovation, UNESCO Dr Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director, Training World wide Observe, Entire world Lender Group and Professor Ludger Woessmann, Professor of Economics, University of Munich, among other individuals.

Celebrating the 2021 Yidan Prize laureates

The party concluded with an awards ceremony celebrating the outstanding achievements of this year’s Yidan Prize laureates. Professor Hanushek and Dr Banerji were being formally awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Training Research and Instruction Progress in recognition of their floor-breaking operate to increase education good quality and results for learners at scale.

Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize explained: “Currently, we celebrate Professor Hanushek’s and Dr Banerji’s function. In a earth that is recovering from the pandemic, we want much more productive improvements. Let’s reimagine the long run: A long term wherever innovations provide genuine and impactful improve. This is a upcoming we can produce and a world we would all be pretty content to be portion of. Jointly, we can create a better entire world by means of education.”

Nominations for 2022 Yidan Prize

Nominations for the 2022 Yidan Prize are open up till 31 March 2022. On 12 January 2022, the Yidan Prize Basis will host a webinar to share additional information and facts about the prize, how to enter and what judges glimpse for in a laureate. Signal up right here.

About the Yidan Prize Foundation

The Yidan Prize Basis is a global philanthropic basis, with a mission of creating a far better globe via education and learning. By way of its community of innovators, the foundation supports strategies and techniques in education—specifically, kinds with the electrical power to positively adjust lives and culture.

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education accolade that recognizes people today or teams who have contributed considerably to training.


Professor Eric A. Hanushek, 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate, and Dr Rukmini Banerji, 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate

Professor Eric A. Hanushek, 2021 Yidan Prize for Training Study Laureate, and Dr Rukmini Banerji, 2021 Yidan Prize for Instruction Progress Laureate

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