About

Eighth 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.

Call for Submissions

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Phases

Five phases of the contest

Phase 4

Selection phase
1 April 2021 – 12 April 2021

Phase V represents the second part of the WSIS Prizes winners and champions selection process. Here, the winning projects are selected by the Expert Group in ITU following our online voting period.

Champions

Previous Contests

Healthy Ageing Innovation Award

WSIS Forum Special Track on ICTs and Older Persons

The WSIS Forum 2021 Special Track on ICTs and Older Persons will be initiating a special prize this year entitled, The WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Award focused on ICTs that specifically address the needs of people 60+ to achieve and sustain an active and engaged life as they age. Calling for submissions starting 15 February 2021. The WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Award is an exceptional international recognition of WSIS Stakeholders as leaders for their excellence in supporting innovation that brings sustainable solutions for the ever-increasing global population of older people.

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