Here at the Kravis Prize, we love to see our previous winners inspire the world through their leadership, which is why we were thrilled to hear that Sir Fazle Abed, the 2007 Kravis Prize winner and founder of BRAC, is the recipient of the inaugural WISE Prize for Education!

On November 1, Abed was honored with a specially designed gold medal, bearing the word “education” in over 50 languages, in Doha, Qatar, by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Abed received the medal and recognition for his commitment to education before 1,300 delegates at the opening session of the third World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).

He’s accumulating quite a collection for his trophy cabinet! To learn more about Sir Fazle Abed’s work, click here.

Bangladesh activist receives Qatar education prize” [Associated Press, November 2, 2011]
Inaugural WISE Prize for Education Goes to Bangladeshi Fazle Hasan Abed” [PR Newswire, November 1, 2011]