WSIS PROJECT Prizes 2013

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WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. This initiative is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts in the implementation of WSIS outcomes.The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is open to all stakeholders: governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia and others.The deadline for the submission of projects is 16 December 2012.Submitted project descriptions should demonstrate success in the following areas:

Impact on the development of the Information Society
Measurable input to achieve WSIS targets
Ability of the model to be replicated
Empower the community at the local level
Project added value and importance to the community at the national level
Functioning of the project/system
Partnerships development
Sustainability model of the project

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WSIS PROJECT Prizes 2013

  1. 1. World Summit on theInformation SocietyWSIS Project Prizes 2013
  2. 2. Access to information is crucialNo matter where you are No matter how old you are Photo : “Kids in out of school project,” GDCO,Sudan, “”Computers to educate”, Colombia
  3. 3. Share your story with the world! The Project Prizes respond to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011, to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts on the implementation of WSIS outcomes. Share your story about your progress to achieve WSIS goals Share your story how empower local community trough ICTs Share your story how citizens and business could benefit from ICTs Share your story how to reduce digital divide
  4. 4. Why should you share your story?• Be recognized internationally• Give visibility to your country, your institution, your team• Play the leading role in the WSIS
  5. 5. Be recognized internationally For brining ICTs to people with disabilities Photo: Promotion of the Information Society among people with disabilities, Montenegro (winner of WSIS Project Prizes 2012)
  6. 6. Be recognized internationally For brining ICTs to rural communities Photo: Rural Technology and Business Incubator, India (winner of WSIS Project Prizes 2012)
  7. 7. Be recognized internationallyFor brining ICTs toe-health sectorPhoto: Real Time RemoteHealth Monitoring, CognizantTechnology Solutions(winnerof WSIS Project Prizes 2012)
  8. 8. Be recognized internationallyFor educating andgiving future tochildrenPhoto: Computers to educate,Colombia (winner of WSISProject Prizes 2012)
  9. 9. Give visibility to your countryRespond to United Nations Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) resolution 2012/5 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 2012/5“Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to theoutcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society” reiterates the importanceof sharing the best practices at the global level, and while recognizing excellence inthe implementation of the projects and initiatives which further the WSIS goals,encourages all stakeholders to nominate their projects to the annual WSIS ProjectPrizes, as an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking process, while noting the reporton the WSIS Success Stories.
  10. 10. Give visibility to your country The winner will be honored, recognized and presented with an award at the Prize Ceremony at the WSIS Forum 2013 Photo: ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré and Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Vujica Lazovic, Montenegro
  11. 11. Give visibility to your country If you are the winner, your project will be reflected in the publication “WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories” that will be distributed at the WSIS Forum 2013
  12. 12. The leading role“As we look ahead into the next century, leaderswill be those who empower others.” Bill Gates Be the leader by achieving WSIS goals Give an example to others how to build inclusive Information Society Act as an ambassador for World Summit on the Information Society
  13. 13. WSIS PROJECT PRIZES 2013 We expect your active participation and looking forward to receive yoursubmission for WSIS Project Prizes 2013 until December 2012! www.wsis.org/prizes

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