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

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); teachers/colleagues; principals; community leaders; Ministries or Departments of Education or Women’s Affairs. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Nomination format:

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 the school in which s/he is a teacher, number of female/male students in school, name and contact details of the school principal or head teacher;
  3. For the innovation: please provide the name of the innovation, when was it initiated, why, who supported the innovation, what challenges were experienced, impact on girls, number of girls benefitting, evidence of recognition, commendation, replication or acknowledgement of the innovation. 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 the following criteria – impact, uniqueness of the innovation, community/school support, and inclusiveness of students in implementing the innovation.

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
  • Second prize – $2,000
  • Third prize – $1,000

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 of October, 2022

Applications can be made in English to:

Download Nomination Form