Awards & Achievement

Awards: English in Action Project

Year Awards Category
2013 ELTons 2013

The ELTons (British Council Innovation Awards) are offered to outstanding new language learning products and services, that use innovative ideas to help learners achieve their goals, or to innovative research which has clear practical benefits for English language teaching.

Local Innovation

1. English in Action: Teaching and Learning Programme - English in Action

2011 WISE Awards

The WISE is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, launched in 2009 under the aegis of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser (Queen of Qatar). The WISE Award has been promoting education all over the world by identifying and showcasing innovative education projects. Their aim is to ensure that education stakeholders globally are informed about best practices, so that education systems all over the world can be improved and strengthened.

Innovative approaches and positive impact on societies and education

1. BBC Janala

eAsia Award 2011

The eASiA 2011 Awards have been instituted with the primary aim of felicitating and acknowledging unique & innovative initiatives in the use of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

Building Capacity: Best Open and Distance Learning Programme

1. BBC Janala

e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010

The first National e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010 was held on August 9 and jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and ICT and D.Net (Development Research Network). The purpose of the awards was to promote the best ICT initiatives and products related to the development of livelihood and society.

e-learning and education category

1. English in Action

Manthan Award 2011

Manthan Award is the first of its kind initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity. Its aim is to create an information rich society, where everyone, irrespective of caste, religion, race, region, gender etc. is empowered to create, receive, share and utilise information & knowledge through digital content, for their economic, social, cultural & political development.

Best product, initiative or service for underserved segments

1. BBC Janala

GSMA Award 2011

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem , including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.

Best product, initiative or service for underserved segments

1. BBC Janala

M-billionth Award 2011

mBillionth Awards ceremony recognizes and honors excellence in mobile communications across South Asia. It is the first-of-its-kind initiative in the region felicitating mobile innovations, applications and content services delivery.

Mobile, SMS & IVR Based

1. BBC Janala

2010 2010 Tech Awards Laureate by the Tech Museum

Technology Benefiting Humanity is one of the premier annual humanitarian awards programs in the world, recognizing technical solutions that benefit humanity and address the most critical issues facing our planet and its people. The awards program honors 15 scientists and innovators annually alongside the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award.

1. BBC Janala has been named as a Tech Awards Laureates 2010 by the Tech Museum.

BBC Janala is one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

Microsoft Education Award

The Tech Awards celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges in the environment, economic development, education, equality and health.

1. BBC Janala impressed judges with its use of mobile technology to reach some of the poorest people in the country, offering a simple and affordable way to learn.

Total won so far: 9

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English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.