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All Blog Posts Tagged 'WSIS' (28)

World Pulse Highlights Women’s Digital Inclusion at WSIS+10

Note: The following article was originally posted in the World Pulse website on June 19, 2014.

Earlier this month, World Pulse brought your voices from the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign to the World Summit on the Information Society (…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on July 4, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World

In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA).  The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the…

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Added by Nabil Eid on June 30, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

WSIS +10 High Level event 2014

More than 1600 participants including around 100 Ministers and leaders from international organizations, from business, civil society and academia met in Geneva for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event. The Event built upon two tracks, the High-Level Track, consisting of formal statements, handing over of prizes, and endorsement of the Outcome Documents, and the Forum Track. Building upon the tradition of annual WSIS Forum May meetings, the Forum track’s format and thematic focus was the result of…

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Added by AHMED SUDAN on June 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

WSIS Project Prizes 2014: Winners Announced

The WSIS Project Prizes Ceremony was held on 10th June 2014. More than 140 projects were nominated for the contest 2014 that were made available online for public appreciation. More than 16 000 votes were made by public for the period of two months.

Project descriptions of the winning projects are reflected in the …

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Added by Seu Yapa on June 16, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Voting for WSIS Project Prizes 2014 now open

Nominated projects for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 have been announced and voting is now open. A number of projects from the telecentre community made it to the shortlist. To read about and vote for these projects, check out the list…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Connect a School, Connect a Community, initiative launched by ITU

Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Connect a School, Connect a Community is a public-private partnership launched by ITU to promote broadband Internet connectivity for schools in…

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Added by Nabil Eid on January 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

ITU launches WSIS Project Prize 2014 competition [UPDATE: Deadline extended to November 30]

Global prizes will recognize outstanding projects designed to further accessibility and affordability of ICTs

Geneva, 11 October 2013 – For the third consecutive year, ITU has launched a competition that recognizes excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives which further the…

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Added by Cuchie Echeverria on October 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The WSIS Project Prizes 2014 contest

WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes.

The WSIS Project Prizes 2014 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories and models that could be easily replicated; empower communities at the local level; give a chance to all…

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Added by Seu Yapa on September 13, 2013 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

WSIS Updates

We would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment towards the WSIS Forum 2013. Continuing our outcome oriented approach, we are happy to inform you that the Forum resulted in several multiskakeholder recommendations, collaborations, partnerships and concrete proposals captured in the following documents:…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on June 24, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

TCF hosts workshop at WSIS Forum 2013

Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) hosted a thematic workshop on “Enabling Innovation at the Grassroots through Telecentres” at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) last May 13-17, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The workshop was organized jointly by TCF, in…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sultanate of Oman - Ministry of Health project ‘Reducing Child Mortality and Protecting Mothers’ Wins prestigious WSIS Project Prize for 2013

The Ministry of Health’s ‘Mother and Child System’ has won a WSIS Project Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, in the category of ‘ICT Applications – e-health’. The winning projects were announced during the Opening Ceremony of the WSIS Forum 2013 event, which is taking place this week in the Swiss…

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Added by Seema Saddy Nasser AlKabi on May 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

WSIS Project prizes awarded following global contest

Outstanding achievement in implementing ICT strategies recognized

Geneva, 13 May 2013 – Taking stock of progress in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005, ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced the winners of 18 WSIS Project Prizes.

The prizes were awarded in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes…

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Added by Vida Gabe on May 14, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

ITU partners with Kofi Annan Foundation and One Young World to launch 'Kofi Annan Dialogues: LIVE' at WSIS Forum 2013

Geneva, 13 May 2013 - ITU, the Kofi Annan Foundation and One Young World are working together on a new series of youth-oriented online discussions designed to stimulate debate among young people around the world on challenges central to their lives and prospects, such as unemployment and democratic governance.



Former UN Secretary-General Annan will launch the Kofi Annan Dialogues: LIVE series on Wednesday, 15 May, with the first online discussion to take place…

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Added by Vida Gabe on May 14, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

World Telecommunication and Information Society Award 2013 focuses on catalytic role of ICTs in improving road safety

Geneva, 3 May 2013 - ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré announced the winners of the 2013 World Telecommunication and Information Society Award. President of the Swiss Confederation Mr Ueli Maurer; Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH Mr Volkmar Denner; and President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Mr Jean Todt have been honoured in recognition of their leadership and dedication towards promoting ICTs as a means of improving road…

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Added by Vida Gabe on May 3, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Voting for the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 now open

It’s time to show your support once again for the outstanding players in the telecentre movement. Several telecentre projects have been nominated for the World Summit on Information Society Project Prizes 2013–including Telecentre.org Foundation’s own Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign–and we need your votes to win!…

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Added by telecentre.org on February 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

ITU recognizes contributions to Information Society

ITU recognizes contributions to Information Society - Certificates awarded for government and private sector support to World Summit on the Information Society Forum

Geneva, 1 February 2013 - ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré today presented Certificates of Recognition to the Administrations of Kuwait, Oman, Poland, Tanzania, Mexico and United Arab Emirates as well as to ITU Sector Members Intel and Hewlett-Packard for their financial contributions to the WSIS…

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Added by Vida Gabe on February 1, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

WSIS Project Prizes 2013 Reminder - Deadline extended till Jan 31!

As you may be aware, 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…
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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 22, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

WSIS Project Prizes 2013 - Deadline extended till Jan 31!

The contest of the WSIS Project Prizes 2013 has been launched. 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…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on September 19, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

TCF celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012 on May 17

Telecentre.org Foundation celebrates
 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) on
 May 17 with two separate workshops in Geneva and Bangkok, respectively.

In Switzerland, TCF Executive Director Miguel Ramilla will be hosting,…

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Added by telecentre.org on May 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

WSIS Stocktaking Report reveals innovation, dedication in global commitment to connect the world

Geneva, 15 May 2012 – The 2012 edition of the WSIS Stocktaking Report has been released today at the WSIS Forum 2012, which is taking place this week in Geneva (14-18 May).

The report provides a two-yearly summary of the ongoing WSIS Stocktaking process, which will serve as the central reference point for assessment and evaluation in the Overall Review of the WSIS Implementation (WSIS+10). Preparations for this review, which will be led by ITU, begin this week as part…

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Added by Vida Gabe on May 15, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

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