Nominations Open for WSIS Prizes 2018

WSIS Prizes
Last date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
South Africa
Sri Lanka

Detailed Description

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
  • Media
  • 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.
How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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