During the period from 22 July 2019 to 29 November 2019, all WSIS stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the WSIS Prize 2020 contest.
The list of nominated projects will be publicly announced on 21 December 2019 and WSIS multistakeholder community will be invited to participate and cast their vote for one project in each of 18 categories. The deadline for voting is 24 January 2020.
The 18 winning projects and 72 champion projects will be recognized at the WSIS Forum 2020, to be held from 6–9 April 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.