Awarding WSIS Prizes-2017 champions

Today, in Geneva (Switzerland), under the World Summit on the Information Society, the awarding ceremony for WSIS Prizes-2017 winners and champions took place. Three projects from the Republic of Kazakhstan were announced champions:  e-Government, Open Government, and Integrated Call Center 1414. It should be reminded that in the prestigious WSIS Prizes-2017, 345 projects from multiple countries worldwide were competing, of which 90 were adjudged champions and entered TOP-5 of the best projects in each category.  

The international contest was held in 18 categories. In the Open Government category, two projects were nominated:  “Kazakhstan e-Government (” and “Open Government (”, and in the “The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders role in the promotion of ICTs for development” category - the “Integrated Call Center 1414” project.

There had been 4 stages in WSIS Prizes 2017: accepting the applications, expert group’s identifying the contest nominees, online voting for the nominees with five best ones being selected in each category, and finally, the expert group’s selecting the winner projects.

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WSIS – World Summit on the Information Society – is the ICT mega event, a dialogue platform for the authoritative experts from all over the world. In the multi-party process, the members of public governance, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector and civil society take part. The summit’s objective is to build up information society open to all, where everyone could create information and knowledge, have access thereto, and use and share the data.