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WSIS Project prizes awarded following global contest

Outstanding achievement in implementing ICT strategies recognized

Geneva, 13 May 2013 – Taking stock of progress in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced the winners of 18 WSIS Project Prizes.

The prizes were awarded in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes to:

Background:                                                              

The WSIS Project Prizes is an international contest developed in response to requests of the WSIS Stakeholders that requested for 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. The new WSIS Project Prizes are now an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process established in 2004 (www.wsis.org/stocktaking/prizes).

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Video interviews and photos of winners, along with live and archived event webcasts and transcripts of speeches can be found at the event Newsroom at www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/wsis/index.aspx, or on the main event website at www.wsis.org/forum.

Note to the editor: Refer prize categories to WSIS Action Lines

For more information, please see www.wsis.org/prizes or contact:

Sanjay Acharya
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Jaroslaw Ponder
Strategy & Policy Advisor, ITU
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