Bett MEA Awards

Bett MEA Awards: Recognising Educational Excellence


The Bett MEA Awards celebrate and champion the EdTech trendsetters and innovators who are revolutionising education across the region. 

We are delighted to announce the winners for the Bett MEA Awards. We would like to thank everyone for their nominations, our Bett MEA Advisory Board enjoyed seeing all the amazing things that have been achieved over the year.

Award Categories

Online Learning Strategy Award

The Online Learning Strategy Award is for the school or university who have demonstrated exceptional strategic thinking in developing e-learning, blended learning and distance learning.

DPS STS School Dhaka
, Bangladesh

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Hussein Elmehdi, Dean of Academic Support Services, University of Sharjah, UAE
  • Raha International School, UAE

Innovation in Teaching & Learning Award

The Bett MEA Innovation in Teaching & Learning Award is for educators who have created innovative approaches to driving excellence through innovation in education within the classroom

Dickson Karanja
, Teacher, Sacred Heart High School, Kenya

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Shirin Farzana, Head of ICT/STEM, The Winchester School, Jebel Ali, UAE

Game Changer Award

The Bett MEA Game Changer Award is for individuals who are leading change with the potential to achieve systemic or behavioural transformation.

Clive Gibson
, Head of Innovation and Design Thinking, JESS Dubai, UAE

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Ascentria Examinations & Tests Preparation Center LLC, UAE
  • Olly Lewis & Mark Anderson, LearnLiveUAE, UAE

Inclusion Award

The Bett MEA Inclusion Award is for individuals, teams, organisations or institutions who are delivering great work in expanding opportunities for people of determination, SEN students and those with less access to education​

The Snapplify Foundation
, South Africa

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Eaton Business School, UAE
  • Shady Elkassas, AlIttihad National Private School - Al Ain, UAE

Women in EdTech Award

The Bett MEA Women in EdTech Award is presented to the outstanding female individual that does trailblazing work in the field of Education Technology to enhance learning outcomes for students and staff.

Radhika Lee
, Director, Nairobi International School, Kenya

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Danielle Platten, Founder, GoBubble, UK
  • Linda Parsons, Teacher, Deira International School, UAE

Innovation in Products and Solutions Award

The Bett MEA Innovation in Products & Solutions Award is for organisations or institutions who have created innovative approaches to driving excellence through technological developments

, UK

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Alef Education, UAE
  • Kaligo, UK

Bett MEA Award Winners 2019

Game Changer Award:

Winner: Mansoor Alrazooqi, Director of the Virtual Technology Centre at Dubai Police

Innovation Award:

Winner: Mustafa Farahat, CEO, Nafham Education, Egypt
Project: Non-for-profit social enterprise

Collaboration Award:

Winner: Fakhri Gurbanov, Deputy Director, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Project: Digital Skills


Winner: Neal Oates, Assistant Head: Innovation & STEAM, Dubai British School, UAE​

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