During the period from 1 November 2020 to 1 February 2021, all WSIS stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the WSIS Prize 2021 contest.
The list of nominated projects will be announced on 1 March 2021 and WSIS stakeholders will be invited to participate and cast their vote by 31 March 2021.
The 18 winning projects will be announced and, together with the 72 champion projects, recognized at the WSIS Prize 2021 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2021 (17 - 21 May).
AboutEighth edition of the contest
The WSIS Prizes contest was developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. Since its inception, the contest of WSIS Prizes has attracted more than 300,000 stakeholders.
Following the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly Overall Review on WSIS (Res. A/70/125) that called for a close alignment between the WSIS Process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1), the WSIS Prizes is the unique global platform to identify and showcase success stories in the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs.