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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Unveiled! 2017 WSIS prizes on ‘ICT for Development’ initiatives

The top-90 winning Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives from around the world competing for prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2017 have been unveiled, reports ITRealms.

The prizes being coordinated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITRealms gathered, saw the emergence of one top winner and four champions in each of the 18 prize categories.

The 18-category winners, ITRealms reports, will be honoured and presented with their laurels, and champions honoured, on 13 June at the WSIS Prizes 2017 ceremony to be held at the Geneva International Conference Centre during WSIS Forum 2017.

ITRealms recalls that WSIS Prizes honour outstanding projects that leverage the power of ICT to accelerate socio-economic development around the globe.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said that it is a great privilege for ITU to announce the top 90 outstanding ICT for development initiatives being recognized at this year's WSIS Forum.

"These initiatives represent the best-of-the-best of efforts being made right now all around the globe to leverage the capacities of ICTs to improve livelihoods worldwide," he said.

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