Press Release: WSIS Prizes 2017- World’s top ‘ICT for Development’ initiatives announced

1.1 million online votes cast for 345 nominated projects in record-breaking year

Geneva, 11 May 2017 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced the top-90 winning Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives from around the world competing for prestigious WSIS Prizes 2017, from which will emerge one top Winner and four Champions in each of the 18 prize categories. These 18 category Winners will be announced and presented with their awards, 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. WSIS Prizes honour outstanding projects that leverage the power of ICT to accelerate socio-economic development around the globe.

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