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WSIS Stocktaking

Success Stories 2018

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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 bestpractice models to be replicated by other stakeholders interested in information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development.

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Introduction

The contest comprises 18 categories which are linked to the 11 WSIS Action Lines outlined in the Geneva Plan of Action and SDGs. Almost one million votes were cast from September 11th, 2017 to January 10th, 2018 in the online voting process that resulted in these 90 exceptional ICT initiatives being selected for the seventh edition of the WSIS Prize contest. Voters selected from a list of 492 ICT success stories nominated through a comprehensive review by the WSIS Prizes Expert Group from 685 submitted projects. Out of 90 WSIS Prizes 2018 Champions, 18 winners were announced during the WSIS Forum 2018 (19-23 March 2018, Geneva, Switzerland).

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