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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Stocktaking: 2019-2020 Call for Update and New Entries.World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 - Call for Submissions

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Stocktaking: 2019-2020 Call for Update and New Entries. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 - Call for Submissions
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World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Stocktaking: 2019-2020 Call for Update and New Entries
https://groups.itu.int/stocktaking/About/WSISStocktaking.aspx

ITU, World Summit on the Information Society invites you to contribute to the WSIS Stocktaking process undertaken in support of the WSIS Implementation and Follow-up.

The WSIS Stocktaking process has been maintained by ITU since 2004 as requested by the WSIS Outcomes (Tunis Agenda for the Information Society, Para 120). This publicly accessible WSIS Stocktaking database (www.wsis.org/stocktaking), currently with more than 11 000 entries and a growing community of 350 000 stakeholders, is a unique global tool for collecting information and regular reporting on information and communication technologies related initiatives and projects, carried out by governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, academia and other entities, in the context of 11 WSIS Action Lines.

In 2015, the UN General Assembly within the framework of the ten year review of the WSIS (Res. A/70/125) called for a close alignment between the WSIS process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1). The WSIS Stocktaking process responded by highlighting the contribution of 11 WSIS Action Lines to the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 2018/28 on "Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society" reiterates the importance of sharing best practices at the global level, and, while recognizing excellence in the implementation of the projects and initiatives that further the WSIS goals, encourages all stakeholders to submit ICT-related projects and initiatives to the WSIS Stocktaking platform.

Update and submit new entries online at https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/Home/Reporting  by 5 January 2020.  Submitted activities will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2020, which will be released at the WSIS Forum 2020 to be held from 30 March to 3 April 2020 at ITU Headquarters, Geneva.

 

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2020 - Call for Submissions
https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/Prizes/2020/  

ITU, World Summit on the Information Society announces the launch of the 9th edition of the contest of the WSIS Prizes and call for submissions through the website (www.wsis.org/prizes) by 22 November 2019. The WSIS Prizes 2020 is an exceptional international recognition of WSIS Stakeholders as Winners and Champions for their excellence in supporting the implementation of WSIS outcomes, in particular WSIS Action Lines supporting achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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 inception, the contest of WSIS Prizes has attracted hundreds of thousands of 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.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 2018/28 on Assessment of the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society reiterates the importance of sharing best practices at the global level, and, encourages all stakeholders to nominate their projects for the annual WSIS Prizes as an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking process (www.wsis.org/stocktaking).

Based on constructive recommendations and input received from the WSIS stakeholders, we are introducing innovations to further improve the contest highlighting social, economic and environmental impact of the submitted projects.

The eighteen Winners and Champions will be recognized at the WSIS Forum 2020, to be held from 30 March to 3 April 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The winning projects will be showcased in the WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2020 publication, while all submitted descriptions of projects and activities will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2020. I invite all WSIS Stakeholders to participate in the contest of WSIS Prizes 2020 that is organized in five phases (see Annex 1), following the Rules and Conditions .

 

FIVE PHASES OF THE CONTEST

The first phase: Submission phase

22 July  – 22 November 2019 (Deadline for last submission: 23:00 Geneva time)

The second phase: Nomination Phase. Revision of submitted projects that will result with a list of 360 nominated projects, twenty (20) projects per Action Line Category

25 November 2019 – 20 December 2019 (twenty projects per each category will be nominated)

The third phase: Public online voting (identification of five projects per category with the highest number of votes)

21 December 2019 – 24 January 2020 (Deadline for casting last vote: 23:00 Geneva time)

The fourth phase: Selection of winning projects by the ITU Expert Group that will result with a list of winning projects

25 January 2020 – 7 February 2020

The fifth phase: Announcement of winners to the public during WSIS Prize 2020 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2020 (30 March - 3 April), and the release of publication “WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2020”, which is a compilation of extended descriptions of the 18 winning projects and 72 champion projects.