Presentation of the WSIS Prizes 2021 Champions


Session 441

12:00–14:00 (UTC+02:00), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 WSIS Prizes

Special session celebrating WSIS Prizes 2021 Champion stories from around the world

From the beginning, the goal of the WSIS Prizes, as the integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking, has remained the same: to help communities everywhere replicate examples of good and sustainable use of ICTs ─ and to encourage everyone to make good and timely use of the WSIS Stocktaking database introduced in 2004. 

Since November 2020, the WSIS Stocktaking started collecting projects and activities, especially through its call to the ICT community for the WSIS Prizes annual awards, and has received close to 1,800 entries. This remarkable achievement also includes the submissions of those who have shared their stories on how ICTs are assisting stakeholders in their everyday life and work amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

This session will will pay particular attention to those 72 Champion projects of the WSIS Prizes 2021 contest, which emerged as the most voted projects following the Online Voting phase in March, with more than 1,3 million votes cast. These projects have been announced as the Champions among the 360 nominated projects from 1,270 submitted projects this year. We invite you to join this session and learn from our Champions' brief presentations how ICTs are driving development for all as we are entering the last decade to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The WSIS Forum is the leading multi-stakeholder ICT for development event in the world. This year’s virtual format scaled it to an even wider community, giving our WSIS Prizes Champions and Winners an opportunity to tell their story to more people than ever.

WSIS Prizes 2021 Champions:

C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development

Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social
Costa Rica
Data Economy Russia
Russian Federation
Innovadoras TIC – ITC Innovative Women
Fundación Cibervoluntarios
Robotics, Programming and Rights for Girls
RightsTech Women
C2. Information and communication infrastructure: an essential foundation for the Information Society

Internet of Light
Tsinghua University
Teleconomy from Top-up and Get Rewarded Ltd.
Teleconomy from Top-up and Get Reward
“AFAQ” initiative to provide broadband service to remote villages
Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
United States of America
C3. Access to information and Knowledge

Broadband Connectivity to Local Governments at District Level and Hospitals in Rural Afghanistan
Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority
Empowering women with disabilities through market-driven ICT training and accessible information on SRHR
YPSA (Young Power in Social Action)
Community Network for Education
Connecting the unconnected and empowering underprivileged girls and children with disabilities
C4. Capacity Building

Huawei DigiTruck in Kenya
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
Electronic agricultural maps
Enabling Teachers on Remote Teaching and Learning in the time of Pandemic
Department of Information and Communications Technology
The Women Empowerment Program in Technology
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Saudi Arabia
C5. Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs

Security Awareness Training Platforms
El Djazaïr Information Technology
Digital Citizen
Facebook Brazil
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Attack Detection and Prevention
ZTE Corporation
United Republic of Tanzania
C6. Enabling environment

Career Development for Mothers with Cerebral Palsy Children in Nigeria
Special Needs Initiative for Growth (Initiative for National Growth Africa)
National Incubation Centers
Ignite - National Technology Fund, Ministry of IT & Telecom
REINICIA (Restart): The Digital Programme for Business Renewals
Andalucia Emprende, Fundacion Publica Andaluza
Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund
Ministry of Finance
United Arab Emirates
C7. ICT Applications: e-government

Jakarta Kini
Jakarta Smart City
National Registration and Identification System (NRIS) of Malawi
United Nations Development Program UNDP
Citizen’s Account
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development
Saudi Arabia
COVID-19 vaccination Information System
Office for Information Technologies and eGovernment
C7. ICT Applications: e-business

Greenplan - Dynamic Tour Optimization
Greenplan GmbH
Linkap Integrated IoT Solution
Linkap (Rahbaran Internet Ashya Co)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Digital & Social Media Marketing for Women-led Small Enterprises
National Computer Board
Local Food Nodes
Local Food Nodes Röstånga ek Förening.
C7. ICT Applications: e-learning

I learn the same (Aprendo Igual)
University of La Punta
AR Apps during COVID-19 pandemic for Countrywide Elementary School Students
Iran University of Science and Technology
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Effects of employing an interactive educational website in developing the athletic strength of 6th grade female students in Gaza
Sumaya warrior Maghari
Turkcell Zeka Gucu / Turkcell Whiz Kids
C7. ICT Applications: e-health

Amakomaya” (Mother’s Love)
Yagiten Pvt. Ltd
Nepal (Republic of)
Tarassud Platform - Oman
Ministry of Health
Smart Assistant for Medical Professionals
Russian Federation
Saudi Data and AI Authority
Saudi Arabia
C7. ICT Applications: e-employment

Online services: DAMANCOM web space
National Fund for the Social Security of the Self-Employed
Woman DNS Academy
Chapitre Bénin de l'Internet Society
Pedius Work Inclusion Solution
Our Actions Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Directorate of Ministry of Justice of Turkey Government
C7. ICT Applications: e-environment

4G/5G collaborative intelligent energy-saving management
China Unicom Research Institute
Digital Approcahes to Risilience and Adaptation in Jamaica (DARAJA Project
Caribbean Climate Innovation Center
FIE20: Groundwater and meteo sensors
Baltic Open Solutions Center, Ltd.
Carbon Footprint Calculator
EPAM Systems
United States of America
C7. ICT Applications: e-agriculture

Fresh.Land - Straight from the Farm
Real-time digital food supply chain auditing, powered by blockchain
Connecting Food
Supervision Technology Digital Land Monitoring
Joint Stock Company "Information and Accounting Center"
AI powered, fully automated food waste monitor
C7. ICT Applications: e-science

COVID-19 Knowledge and Data Hub
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences
3Bee Srl
Descriptive Paragraph Facility in Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Biofeedback System
Multimedia University
Abu Dhabi Data
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority
United Arab Emirates
C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content

The Techgirls Competition
The Tech Girls Movement Foundation
COVID-19: Education through Community Radio in Bangladesh 
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Saksham Project
Saksham Trust (and its subsidiary Saktek Foundation)
Arab Culture and Arts Network
Tiro Association for Arts
C9. Media

Exhibition of the Era of 5G and the Internet of Things
China Branch of BRICS Institute of Future Networks
Qeemle Magazine
Qeemle Magazine
Talkshow Literasi Teknologi Informasi Komunikasi Suara Madiun (Voice Of Madiun Literacy ICT Talkshow )
Relawan Teknologi Informasi Komunikasi Madiun
Ministry of Culture
Russian Federation
C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society

Understanding the Needs of Refugees Through Harnessing Big Data
Central Administration of Statistics
Mobile App for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence
Prime Minister's Office
Sustainability Digital Platform
Saudi Arabia
Public, Private, People, Partnership Digital Innovation Hub
Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana
C11. International and regional cooperation

Regional Digital Market strategy
Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile
ICT for Comprehensive Community Development in Agriculture
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology – Egypt
Women in Innovation Network
Europe Israel Economic & Innovation Forum
Remote Monitoring of funding using a blockchain Trusted technology
UEFA Foundation for Children

Mr. Houlin Zhao
Mr. Houlin Zhao Secretary-General International Telecommunication Union ITU

Vladimir Stankovic
Mr. Vladimir Stankovic Program Officer International Telecommunication Union ITU Moderator

WSIS Prizes 2021 Champions
WSIS Prizes 2021 Champions WSIS

5G Technology Artificial Intelligence Big Data Blockchain Cloud Computing Cultural Diversity Cybersecurity Digital Divide Digital Economy Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Education Environment Ethics Health Infrastructure Machine Learning Smart Cities
WSIS Action Lines
  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 E–GOV logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-government
  • AL C7 E–BUS logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-business
  • AL C7 E–LEA logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-learning
  • AL C7 E–HEA logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-health
  • AL C7 E–EMP logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-employment
  • AL C7 E–ENV logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-environment
  • AL C7 E–AGR logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-agriculture
  • AL C7 E–SCI logo C7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life — E-science
  • AL C8 logo C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • AL C9 logo C9. Media
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable Development Goals
  • Goal 1 logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2 logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3 logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4 logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5 logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6 logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7 logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8 logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9 logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10 logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11 logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12 logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13 logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14 logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15 logo Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16 logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17 logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development