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Outstanding Gender and ICT Projects

Inaugural 2003 Gender and ICT Award Winners

The 2003 Gender and ICT Award winners were selected from 110 eligible applications. Award winners were recognized at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva on December 11, 2003. Each winner received a cash prize of US$8,000 and a plaque in the awards ceremony held at the Geneva Palexpo. Award winners shared their stories and experiences in many events sponsored by the APC WNSP and GKP during the Summit.

Outstanding Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (Global/Regional)
Women Mayors' Link
Equal Opportunities for Women Foundation
  Dina Loghin of the Women Mayors' Link receiving her award from Nancy Hafkin.


Outstanding Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (National/Local)

Documenting Experiences of Women in Situations of Armed Conflict in Uganda
Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)

"Thank you so much for giving Isis-WICCE that visibility. We are now more known especially by international networks."

Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng of the Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)




Community/Individual: Capacity-building
E-seva (services) of West Godavari District
Sanjay Jaju telling the story of E-Seva service of West Godavari District during the GKP Gender and ICT Panel.
Community/Individual: Advocacy and Networking
Change Initiatives


"We at Change Initiatives had special reasons to be happy, given the honour
you bestowed on us," Suryatirtha Ray


Applications were submitted from all over the world, with the following geographic distribution:

10% Latin America and Caribbean
10% Central and Eastern Europe
15% Africa
18% Western Europe and North America
33% Asia and the Pacific

The remaining projects represented multiple regions or global initiatives.