Development Gateway Award 2005 / Petersberg Prize 2004

Details of the organization
Development Gateway Foundation
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Development Gateway Award 2005 / Petersberg Prize 2004
The Development Gateway Award 2005, formerly known as the Petersberg Prize, recognizes outstanding achievement in the application of ICT to improve lives in developing countries. The purpose of the $100,000 award is to raise awareness of the impact of ICT, highlight successful initiatives so that they may be replicated, and help scale up the success of our prize winners. Criteria include scale of impact and sustainability of the initiative. The 2005 winner was the eChoupal program of ITC, Ltd., in India, which has improved the incomes of millions of farmers through access to information about markets and productivity at thousands of village kiosks. When eChoupal was pronounced the winner, ITC, Ltd. matched the $100,000 to establish a new educational component to the eChoupal model. Five other worthy finalists are also profiled on our website. In 2004 the winner was Grameen Bank's Village Phone in Bangladesh.
International implementation
Completed from 01/09/2005

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Website
  • Award
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No