Funding brief: WSIS Prizes 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.
Building upon the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly Overall Review on WSIS as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the WSIS Prizes 2016 reflect close linkages with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WSIS Prizes contest serves as the platform for identifying and showcasing the success stories across the WSIS Action Lines defined in the Geneva Plan of Action and SDGs. It also provides us with models that can be replicated in the interests of empowering the community at the local level, providing everyone with an opportunity to participate in the contest and, most importantly, recognizing the efforts made by stakeholders to contribute to the development of society and their commitment to achievement of both the WSIS goals and SDGs.
The 18 WSIS prizes categories: The contest comprises 18 categories which are linked to the 11 wsis action lines outlined in the Geneva plan of action, supporting the achievement of sdgs.
1) WSIS al c1: the role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of icts for Development
2) WSIS al c2: information and communication infrastructure
3) WSIS al c3: access to knowledge and information
4) WSIS al c4: capacity building
5) WSIS al c5: building confidence and security in the use of icts
6) WSIS al c6: enabling environment
7) WSIS al c7: e-government
8) WSIS al c7: e-business
9) WSIS al c7: e-learning
10) WSIS al c7: e-health
11) WSIS al c7: e-employment
12) WSIS al c7: e-environment
13) WSIS al c7: e-agriculture
14) WSIS al c7: e-science
15) WSIS al c8: cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
16) WSIS al c9: media
17) WSIS al c10: ethical dimension of the information society
18) WSIS al c11: international and regional cooperation
Donor Name: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
Funding name: WSIS Prizes 2018
Deadline: Submission phase / 11th, September, 2017 – 2nd, January, 2018 Deadline for last submission: 23:00 CEST.
Funding details link: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2018/
Funding limit: N/A
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below
●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.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
Other important link:
● Apply: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2018/#
● Guideline: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2018/Content/docs/WSIS_Prizes_Call_2018E.pdf
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2018/#).
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