WTISD Award 2012
The Award presentation ceremony was held on Wednesday, 16 May from 11 am in the Popov room at ITU headquarters, Geneva.
- 11:00 Arrival of Laureates and ITU Secretary-General in Popov Room
- 11:05 Keynote speech by Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General
- 11:10 Message by UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon
- 11:15 Presentation of WTISD awards to three distinguished laureates:
Ms Geena Davis, Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Ms Sun Yafang, Chairman of Huawei
H.E. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina
- 12:15 Ceremony closes
Master of Ceremony: Nisha Pillai
As a means of bringing global attention to this year's theme: “Women and Girls in ICT”, ITU presented the annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to eminent personalities in recognition of their leadership and dedication in promoting both the involvement of women in the ICT field, and in leveraging the catalytic role ICTs can play in creating far-reaching opportunities for women and girls by eliminating gender disparities and empowering them to meet their goals and aspirations.