World Teachers Day 2022 West Africa Teacher Innovation Prize (WATIP)

In commemoration of World Teachers Day, October 5th, The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre and the development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), two leading non-state organisations supporting girls’ education across West Africa, are inviting nominations for the maiden West Africa Teacher Innovation Prize (WATIP).

WATIP will recognise teachers who have introduced a specific innovation which improved the ability of girls to learn in safe and secure school settings since 2020.

Nomination of a teacher can be made by students (both male and female students); teacher/colleagues; principals; community leaders; Ministries or Departments of Education or Women’s Affairs. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Nomination format:
Using the form in Annex A, in 700 words maximum (Times Roman 12) please provide the following information:

  1. For the person nominating: please provide full name, date of birth, post, email address and phone number and identification number of official picture ID, in the case of students, the number of the school ID card can be provided;
  2. For the teacher being nominated: please provide full name, gender, date of birth, position in school, name and address of school in which s/he is a teacher, number of female/male students in school, name and contact details of school principal or head teacher;
  3. For the innovation: please provide name of innovation, when was it initiated, why, who supported the innovation, what challenges were experiences, impact on girls and number of girls benefitting. The innovation can be in a primary, secondary or post-basic school, preferably government schools in local communities.

Assessment process:
Submissions will be assessed according to following criteria – impact (what teaching or learning challenge was addressed) (30%), uniqueness of the innovation (10%), method of implementation of the innovation (10%), community/school support (10%), inclusiveness of students in implementing the innovation (20%), future plans and sustainability of the innovation (20%). The assessment committee will consist of 10 NGO members of the Safe School Network

Awards will be made for first, second and third prizes in a virtual award ceremony.

  • First prize – $3,000 + Teacher training program
  • Second prize – $2,000 + Teacher mentoring program
  • Third prize – $1,000 + + Teacher mentoring program

Submission process:
All applications must be submitted on or before 11th October 2022, 11:59pm (WAT) to be considered. The awards will be announced on the 25th October 2022.

All Applications can made in English, and send to