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Nominations are open for WSIS Prizes

Nominations are open for WSIS Prizes that is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development. The WSIS Prizes contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process; set up in 2004 to assist WSIS implementation and follow-up. The contest was held for the first time in 2012, and rapidly gained attention and popularity within the ICT for Development (ICT4D) community.  Prize Categories

        The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development

        Information and communication infrastructure: an essential foundation for the Information Society

        Access to information and Knowledge

        Capacity Building

        Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs

        Enabling environment

        ICT Applications: e-government

        ICT Applications: e-business

        ICT Applications: e-learning

        ICT Applications: e-health

        ICT Applications: e-employment

        ICT Applications: e-environment

        ICT Applications: e-agriculture

        ICT Applications: e-science

        Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content


        Ethical dimensions of the Information Society

        International and regional cooperation

Eligibility Criteria

        The contest is open to all stakeholders, entities representing governments, private sector, international and regional institutions, civil society and academia.

        Each entity is allowed to submit one project per category. Stakeholders are invited to consult the rules for project submission and nomination criteria below prior to submitting a project.

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Deadline: 2 January 2018 For more information, please visit WSIS Prizes.