Call for submission for the WSIS prize 2020

INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS TO WSIS PRIZES 2020

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), is calling for ICT entities to submit projects for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes for 2020.

WSIS Prizes is an exceptional 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 development.

The contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process set up in 2004 to assist WSIS implementation and follow-up.

Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their entries online by 2 January, 2020 through the link:

https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/prizes/2018/.

Please note the schedule of the contest below:

 

FIVE PHASES OF THE CONTEST

Phase I

SUBMISSION PHASE / 22 July – 22 November, 2019.

Deadline for last submission: 23:00 GENEVA TIME.

Stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the WSIS Prize 2020 contest.

 

Phase II

NOMINATION PHASE / 25 NOVEMBER – 20 DECEMBER 2019.

DEADLINE FOR LAST SUBMISSION: 23:00 Geneva time

Review of submitted projects by the Expert Group and twenty projects per category that will result in a list of 360 nominated projects. Twenty (20) projects per Action Line Category will be nominated for voting the phase.

Phase III

VOTING PHASE / 21 DECEMBER 2019 – 24 January 2020 Deadline for casting last vote: 23:00 GENEVA TIME.

Public Online Voting of Nominated Projects (identification of five projects per category with the highest number of votes).

Phase IV

SELECTION PHASE / 25 JANUARY – 7 February 2020

Selection of Winning Projects by the ITU Expert Group.

Phase V

PRIZE CEREMONY / WSIS Forum 2020 (30 March – 3 APRIL 2020)

 

Announcement of winners to the public during WSIS Prize 2020 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2020 and the release of publication “WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2020”, which is a compilation of extended descriptions of the 18 winning projects and 72 champion projects.

For more information regarding previous contests of WSIS Prizes, you are kindly invited to visit www.wsis.org/prizes portal. You can also contact the WSIS Team at wsis-prizes@itu.int for any further questions.

 

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