Baobabooks Co-founder Olivia Fossali Awarded WISE Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Baobabooks Co-founder Olivia Fossali Awarded WISE Emerging Leaders Fellowship

We are very proud to announce that our co-founder Olivia Fossali has been awarded a fellowship with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Emerging Leaders programme, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation.

Chosen for their engagement in the field of education and social issues and their drive to develop innovative solutions to transform education systems, each of the carefully screened and selected participants from around the world will join the programme. This runs for nine months with both in-person residential programmes and on-line workshops focused on mentoring the next generation of leaders in education to cultivate the mindset, skills, and techniques necessary to thrive, nurture communities, and transform education systems.

“Olivia has made innumerable contributions as a co-founder of Baobabooks,” commented Peter Nicholson, CEO and Co-founder of Baobabooks. “It’s really gratifying, though not surprising, to see her being recognised by organizations as well-known and respected at WISE and the Qatar Foundation through this prestigious fellowship.”

Created in 2009, WISE is a dynamic platform that promotes innovation in education through a diverse portfolio of initiatives in policy engagement, research, leadership, and practitioner programs.  Education is key to addressing the toughest challenges facing communities around the world today – poverty, conflict, inequality, unemployment, environmental sustainability and future challenges. WISE is a response to the necessity of revitalising education and providing a global platform for the development of new ideas and solutions. The WISE community is a network of education stakeholders – from students to decision-makers – from about 200 countries who share ideas and collaborate to seek creative solutions to solve challenges facing education.

About Baobabooks

Baobabooks is an award-winning, Swiss-based social impact company that partners with educators to engage and empower young learners to express their unique voices while improving their writing literacy skills. Our AI-supported online platform leverages teacher-friendly technology to support classroom-based and remote learning in a fun and engaging way for students.

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