WSIS Prizes 2024 -Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2024
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.
PHASE 1 – SUBMIT
10 October 2023 to 31 January 2024
Phase one will initiate the call for submissions for the WSIS Prize 2024 contest. All stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS-related projects to the WSIS Prize 2024 contest, projects that they believe should be recognized and promoted, even if they do not necessarily hold ownership of them.
The contest is open to all stakeholders, including entities representing governments, the private sector, international and regional institutions, civil society, and academia. Each entity is allowed to submit no more than one project per category.
PHASE 2 – VOTE
The list of nominated projects will be announced on 15 February 2024 and WSIS stakeholders will be invited to participate and cast their vote by 15 March 2024.
PHASE 3 – WIN
18 winning projects will be announced together with 72 champion projects at the WSIS Prize 2024 Ceremony at the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event (28 May).