WSIS Stocktaking Success Stories 2016

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

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Each year, on the occasion of the WSIS Forum, 18 WSIS stakeholders are awarded WSIS Prizes, as a unique mark of global recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. To this end, 18 projects are selected as the most successful stories worldwide, under each category, to serve as best-practice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development. These projects brilliantly demonstrate how established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be realized in concrete actions and inspire other stakeholders all over the world to follow their success. This report highlights 18 winning projects of the WSIS Prizes 2016 contest that provides a platform for identification and showcasing success stories across the WSIS Action Lines defined in the Geneva Plan of Action. Then WSIS Prizes honour outstanding projects that leverage the power of information and communication technology to accelerate achievement of sustainable development goals.



International and regional cooperation

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is the Administration of the United Arab Emirates at the ITU. During the past decade and since the establishment of the TRA, the UAE has been at the forefront of regional and international cooperation. Whether assisting in the implementation of concrete regional and international ICT4D projects, chairing regional groups for preparations towards major ITU conferences and hosting all major events of ITU in the past five years, or supporting the implementation mechanism of the WSIS outcomes, i.e. the annual WSIS Forum including the WSIS+10 High Level Event, the TRA has been at the forefront. The TRA has acquired a reputation as a major facilitator and credible partner among ITU Member States. With a vision to further enhance this in the future, the TRA looks forward to take this international cooperation to higher levels.


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