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Apply for the Education Award

In recognition of the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology, the World Association for Sexual Health presents this prestigious award at its World Congress every two years.

WAS invites nominations from individuals and organizations to be considered for the award. The categories for the award and the criteria for evaluation of submissions are set out below.

Categories

  • A. Non-Government Organizations or Individuals
  • B. Academic programmes
  • C. Governmental and Government-sponsored programmes

Evaluation criteria

A. NGO or Individual Category

  • Relevance of programme to target group(s) and social context
  • Strength and consistency of conceptual framework
  • Use of innovative concepts
  • Extent and scope of the programme
  • Relevance of methodology and materials used to target groups
  • Possibilities of replication
  • Evidence of evaluation and results

B. Academic Programmes Category

  • Relevance of programme to target group(s) and social context
  • Strength and consistency of conceptual framework
  • Use of innovative concepts
  • Relevance of methodology and materials used
  • Possibilities of replication
  • Training potential
  • Evidence of evaluation and results

C. Governmental and Government-sponsored Programmes Category

  • Relevance of programme to target group(s) and social context.
  • Strength and consistency of conceptual framework
  • Relevance of methodology and materials used
  • Extent and scope of the programme. Extent to the degree in which the programme has been institutionalized and provided with resources.
  • Evidence of collaboration with civil society
  • Innovative concepts
  • Possibilities of replication and multiplication of programme.
  • Evidence of evaluation and results

How to apply (for all categories)

In recognition of the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) presents this prestigious award at its next World Congress In Mexico City. WAS invites nominations from individuals and organizations to be considered for the award.

These awards are to recognize the special contribution sexuality educators make to the overall fields of education, health and sexology. They are presented in three categories:

A. Non-Government Organizations or Individuals

B. Academic programmes

C. Governmental and Government-sponsored programmes

WAS Sexuality Education Committee (SEC) has responsibility of WAS Education Awards.

Deadline for applications for WAS Education Awards is 31st of January 2019. The official announcement of the winner(s) will be at the WAS Congress in Mexico City in October 12 – 15, 2019.

Applications can be sent to the Chair of WAS Sexuality Education Committee: osmo.kontula@vaestoliitto.fi.

Please state in a covering letter, what category you are applying for, what have been the obstacles, difficulties (e.g. funding, political obstacles) that the programme/individual has had to overcome and how have they been resolved. What is the origin of the initiative (e.g. did it come from government or through a lobby to influence Government?). 

When applying please send as much relevant information as possible as well as a scan of materials used. Please do not send actual materials, unless requested by the Sexuality Education Award Committee.

Please note that programmes associated with members of WAS Advisory Committee, Education Committee and Officers may not apply.

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