The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2021 program is announcing its last call for its prize award.
The award is an exceptional international recognition of WSIS Stakeholders as Winners and Champions for their excellence in supporting the implementation of WSIS outcomes, in particular WSIS Action Lines supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The WSIS Prizes contest was developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development.
Since its inception, the contest of WSIS Prizes has attracted hundreds of thousands of stakeholders.
Following the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly Overall Review on WSIS that called for a close alignment between the WSIS Process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the WSIS Prizes is the unique global platform to identify and showcase success stories in the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs.
The eighteen Winners and Champions will be recognized at the WSIS Forum 2021. The winning projects will be showcased in the WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2021 publication, while all submitted descriptions of projects and activities will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2021.
All WSIS Stakeholders to participate in the contest of WSIS Prizes 2021 that is organized in five phases
The first phase: Submission phase
5 November 2020 – 25 January 2021
The second phase: Nomination Phase. Revision of submitted projects that will result with a list of 360 nominated projects, twenty (20) projects per Action Line Category (18)
1 February – 26 February 2021 (twenty projects per each category will be nominated)
The third phase: Public online voting (identification of five projects per category with the highest number of votes)
1 March – 31 March 2021 (Deadline for casting last vote: 23:00 Geneva time)
The fourth phase: Selection of winning projects by the ITU Expert Group that will result with a list of winning projects. 1 April – 12 April 2021.
The fifth phase: Announcement of winners to the public during WSIS Prize 2021 Ceremony atWSIS Forum 2021, and the release of publication “WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2021”, which is a compilation of extended descriptions of the 18 winning projects and 72 champion projects.
The project description should clearly demonstrate the following:
- the results achieved and impact generated
- community empowerment
- relevance to SDGs
- ability of the model to be replicated
- sustainability of project
- partnerships development
- promotion of WSIS values in the Society
For more details visit here to learn more about the submission calls. The deadline for application is Monday, January 21, 2021.
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