Nine Qatari Projects Nominated for Phase III of WSIS2020 Prizes

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Nine Qatari Projects Nominated for Phase III of WSIS2020 Prizes

Doha – Qatar

Nine Qatari projects have been nominated to Phase III of the 9th edition of the World Summit on Information Society Prizes 2020 (WSIS2020) sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications invites the public and all those who are interested to vote online for the nine projects via the link: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/stocktaking/prizes/2020/ before the deadline for voting; Jan. 24, 2020. Voters should vote in all categories and for only one project under each category.

The contest has 18 categories. Five projects with the highest number of votes in each of the 18 categories will be identified and referred to final evaluation from a panel of experts from the ITU, who will select one wining project in each category.

The nine Qatari projects are: “SafeSpace” under “C5: Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs”, “Open Data” portal under “C7: ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life: E-Science”, the “Digital Transformation of Small & Medium Business Enterprises” under “C7: ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life: E-Business”, the “Government Media Analysis Service” under “C9: Media”, the “National Digitization Project” under “C6: Enabling environment”, the “Better Connections” under “C7: ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life: E-Environment”, the “Multi Languages Electronic Labor Contract System” under “C8: Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content”, “Metrash 2” under “C7: ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life: E-Government”, and the “Centralized Connectivity in the Schools Network” under “C2: Information and communication infrastructure: an essential foundation for the Information Society.”

The WSIS Prizes is the unique global platform to identify and showcase success stories in the implementation of the WSIS 18 Action Lines and 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.

The 18 winning projects will be recognized at the WSIS Forum 2020, to be held on April 6-9, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WSIS Prizes contest is open for all WSIS stakeholders: governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations, academic institutions and others. It features 18 categories that directly match the WSIS Action Lines.

Click here to playe video for how to vote.