Please be informed
that the deadline for submitting applications for the 2009 ITU
Cybersecurity and ICT Applications Essay Competition has passed and the
winners of the competition have been notified!
About the Essay Competition
The purpose of the 2009 ITU Cybersecurity
and ICT Applications Essay Competition is to increase awareness of
cybersecurity and the potential of ICT applications, and give young people, especially from developing countries, exposure to the main issues related to
these topics and to ITU's ongoing work in this area.
It is hoped that the internships granted to promising students and recent graduates from ITU Member States through the essay competition will help build capacity in developing countries as these interns will be exposed to ITU activities, learn about the main international and regional actors in these fields, and constructively contribute with their country-specific insights into ITU's work.
Read more about the 2009 ITU Cybersecurity and ICT Applications Essay Competition below.
Choose one of the following essay topics to enter the 2009 ITU Cybersecurity
and ICT Applications Essay Competition:
- Mobiles for Development: Enabling Low-Cost e-Applications
for Rural and Remote Areas (e-Health, e-Government,
- Protecting Children and Youth in the Internet and Mobile
Age: Innovative Technical and Social Solutions
- Connecting the World Responsibly: Empowering Women and
Girls Through Creative Uses of ICTs
- Personal Information Online (internet/mobiles):
Responding to User Safety Concerns
The 2009 ITU Cybersecurity and ICT Applications Essay Competition is open to current students and recent graduates in economics, political science, law, literature, telecommunications, computer science, information systems and related fields between the ages of 20 and 30 years old.
The winners of the 2009 Essay Competition will be offered the opportunity of a
consultancy contract within the ITU Development Sector's ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division for
The winners will be given a contribution towards the cost of an
economy class flight from their place of residence. In addition, they will
be paid the sum of
6000 towards living expenses for the duration of the contract.
[More information on how to apply can be found here.]
1 April 2009: Launch of 2009 ITU Cybersecurity
and ICT Applications Essay Competition
1 April – 14 June 2009: Applications accepted
14 June 2009: Deadline for applications
01 August 2009 (or as per arrangement with the competition winners): Start of the
three month long 2009 cybersecurity
and ICT applications internship programme in Geneva, Switzerland