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Is your organization working on an ICT-related project that empowers community at the local level? Then submit your project to the WSIS.
WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence
in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This initiative is an immediate
response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS
Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for
their efforts in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The WSIS Project
Prizes are an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process that was set
up in 2004 (Para 120, Tunis Agenda).
The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is open to all stakeholders: governments,
private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia and
others. The contest comprises 18 categories that are directly
linked to the WSIS Action Lines outlined in the Geneva Plan of Action.
The WSIS Project Prizes 2013 contest is an occasion to
showcase projects. The 18 winners of WSIS Project Prizes will be honored,
recognized and presented with an award at the Prize Ceremony at the WSIS Forum 2013 (May, Geneva).
The winners will also have the opportunity to network, present and promote
their projects at an international level, share knowledge and experience
as well as learn about other best practices and models which further the
The deadline for the submission of projects is 16 December 2012. Only projects submitted in English through the online
questionnaire will be accepted.
Submitted project descriptions should demonstrate success in the following areas:
Complete information, including sample questions from the questionnaire, is available here
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a series of United Nations-sponsored conferences about ICT4D. The first took place in Geneva in 2005, and the second was in Tunis in 2005. The WSIS established 17 May
as World Information Society Day.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
Thgnks for this Jayne, I hope that you do not mind but I have cross posted it to the Linkedin Assistive Technology group and the VSO Ethiopia IT volunteers Facebook group.
Techsoup Community Forum Moderator
Cross-posting is always awesome! Just so long as people don't think I'm somehow associated with this... I'm not... when I was at UNV, I was in a department that was deeply involved with the WSIS, and I've tried my best to keep my eye on it since I left, as I think there are some good, but very under-utilized, resources coming out of it.
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