The Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards are your chance to bring your project to a global audience. It’s a competition to find good education practices in the Commonwealth. Shortlisted entrants will come to Mauritius in August 2012 to present their project at the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers. The winner of this prestigious competition can expect worldwide recognition.

The good practice could be a programme, a policy, a strategy or a project, but it must be able to show a real difference to primary or secondary school students, their teachers, or even a country’s education system.

The practice must address at least one of the following eight Action Areas:

  • achieving universal primary education
  • eliminating gender disparities in education
  • improving quality in education
  • mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on education systems
  • supporting education in difficult circumstances
  • using distance learning to overcome barriers
  • using education to promote environmentally sustainable development
  • promoting civil paths to peace through respect and understanding

To stand the best chance of being shortlisted, your project must show success in the following areas:

  • relevance to the local context
  • measurable impact
  • sustainability
  • efficiency and effectiveness
  • community involvement
  • ability to be replicated

Entries must be from a Commonwealth country, and they must be from an organisation, such as a school, a civil society organisation or a ministry, rather than an individual. The deadline for entries is 30 November 2011.

For more information, visit the Commonwealth Secretariat website, or contact the Co-ordinator at or +44 207 747 6553.