There’s just one week left for companies, governments, NGOs and individuals to
get their nominations in for the annual Gender
Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint
ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of
information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls.
nominations are open until 23:59 EDT on 31 July. They span three
- Applying Technology for Women's Empowerment and Digital
Inclusion: initiatives related to women’s social, economic and
political empowerment, combatting gender-based violence (both offline and
online), and driving sustainable development.
- Promoting Women in the Technology Sector: initiatives that
promote more gender equality in ICT/STEM education and careers, especially
initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers,
leaders and decision-makers.
- Developing Gender-Responsive ICT Governance: initiatives
focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to
improve women's access, connectivity, security, digital literacy and
citizenship, skills development and rights.
A shortlist of nine finalists will be announced at the end of September,
with the final three winners selected by a committee of experts from ITU, UN
Women, and a panel comprising 2015 GEM-TECH winners.
The awards will be conferred at a prestigious ceremony to be held in Bangkok,
Thailand, as part of the ITU
Telecom World event (14-17 November 2016).
Join the #GEMTechAwards conversation on Twitter, or go
to last year’s site to re-live the excitement of the 2015 GEM-TECH