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WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2015

International Telecommunication Union World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Stocktaking Processsw

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This report refers to 18 projects selected as the most successful stories worldwide under each category, to serve as best practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in ICT for development.The WSIS Prizes 2015 contest represents an ideal platform for identifying and showcasing success stories and models that can be easily replicated, empowering communities at the local level, giving an opportunity to WSIS stakeholders to participate in the contest, and, in particular, recognizing the efforts of stakeholders in terms of the value they add to society and of their commitment to achieving the WSIS goals.

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The global food crisis in 2008 turned the world’s attention back to agriculture and its importance for ensuring food security. The challenge is that the farming population is ageing and young people do not find agriculture attractive, choosing to work in other sectors. At the same time, unemployment and underemployment rates among young people are high, while agriculture, especially when coupled with ICT, can provide untapped opportunities.

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