AISA Outstanding Contribution Award

The Outstanding Contribution Award publicly acknowledges and appreciates individuals or associates who have made an outstanding contribution to the AISA community. We show gratitude to those who, through the embodiment of AISA’s values, contribute to our mission of transforming student learning in international schools across Africa.

Each year AISA and our member schools are privileged to be backed by educators who give generously, selflessly and consistently to support AISA’s mission. This award, presented at the AISA Conference Gala Dinner, publicly celebrates the achievements and efforts of these individuals.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria will include two categories:

A. Outstanding Contribution to Educational Leadership in the AISA Region

AISA bestows an annual award on the individual who, in the opinion of the Board, best represents the following:

  • Leadership for learning – creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in international schools
  • Professionalism – ongoing commitment to improving administrative knowledge and skills, while providing professional learning opportunities and motivation to others
  • Outstanding Contribution to AISA – significant contributions to AISA as the leading international schools association in Africa.

B. Outstanding Contribution to an AISA Programme 

This award is aimed at an individual from an AISA member school who contributes their valuable time and expertise to the AISA region and the international education community at large, where they influence and encourage the professional learning of others.

It is offered to an individual who has demonstrably:

  • Made a considerable contribution to international education through research, publication, programme development or other activities related to AISA programmes in Africa.
  • Addressed issues of importance to international education in their work in the AISA region.
  • Influenced how international education professionals act and think about their work in the AISA region.

Nominations will be evaluated on the impact of the nominee’s work per AISA’s mission and values.

Process and Responsibilities

Nominations can be made online and must be sufficiently detailed for a decision to be arrived at without requests for further information.

Nominations will be evaluated by AISA personnel and forwarded to the AISA Board for final adjudication. Each Board member will have two votes to select the two recipients for the year.

You can click the button below during the nomination period to complete the application form. Reach out to the AISA team at if you need any clarification or assistance.

01 FEB Nominations open
15 APR Nominations close
01 MAY Nominations presented to the AISA Board for approval
20 MAY Recipients informed
OCT Awards presented at the AISA Conference (either in-person or virtually)





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