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In order to be included on the ICT Success Stories website, projects, programmes and initiatives must satisfy the selection criteria. The stories are expected to fulfil as many of the criteria as possible, but not necessarily all of them.

In light of the internationally agreed development goals as well as the WSIS commitment, it is expensive to create and maintain digital capacities and thus enhance human welfare and performance. The promise of ICTs to address deep-rooted problems and provide efficient solutions throughout the developed and the developing world is substantial. It is therefore important to assure that the projects consider issues of international, national or community importance  along with the value of the ICTs for boosting progress and the interest of the approaches and the outcome of the specific activities for the targeted beneficiaries and wider public.


The ICT stories eligible for our website are:

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directly or tangibly associated with or having activities and goals aimed at achieving the WSIS goals and the UN MDGs as well as outstanding universal values as peace, freedom, social progress, human rights and constant improvement of the quality of life;

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entailing tangible positive socio-economic or overall societal impact;

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providing clear added value in terms of interchange or dissemination of knowledge and information throughout a country, region or around the world;

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focusing on social inclusion and in particular enhancing universal, ubiquitous and equitable access to ICTs, and where possible making proof of the benefits for all communities and special groups;

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successfully addressing the needs of targeted beneficiary groups such as  women, children, indigenous people and disabled as well as disadvantaged, marginalized people and under represented populations and  minorities;

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capacity for sustainability of the benefits derived form the project deployment and potential for enduring added value through community driven initiatives and high level of involvement of the beneficiary groups;

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having proof of concept of the project and clear objectives in place; the replicability of the project concept is considered as an advantage;

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successful in implementing innovative solutions;

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partnerships: multi-stakeholders, public-private and private-academia partnerships are given special attention.

 

It is important to note that we

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do not highlight commercial projects, activities and websites

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do not highlight websites that require a fee to gain access

 

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the views expressed in this part of the ITU website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the ITU and its membership.

We, the representatives of the peoples of the world, assembled in Geneva from 10-12 December 2003 for the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, declare our common desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and peoples to achieve their full potential in promoting their sustainable development and improving their quality of life, premised on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and respecting fully and upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ( paragraph 1, Declaration of Principles of the World Summit on the Information Society)

We will be happy to receive your ICT story and your feedback !


                                                                                                                                                                        

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