The eWorld 2011 Awards have been instituted with the primary aim of felicitating and acknowledging unique and innovative initiatives in the use of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). These awards would be given away during the eWorld Forum being organized between August 1 - 3 at New Delhi, India.
These awards would be instrumental in promoting the most innovative initiatives in the domain of ICT4D and to spread awareness about the role of ICT in addressing social concerns in the domain of governance and health. The eWorld 2011 Awards would be given to the distinguished global ICT initiatives in the fields of:
a) ICT Innovation in Governance
b) ICT Innovation in Healthcare
c) ICT Innovation promoting Millennium Development Goals of:
i. Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger
ii. Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women
iii. Reducing Child Mortality
iv. Improving Maternal Health
v. Combating HIV-AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
vi. Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
vii. Developing a Global Partnership for Development
eWorld Awards 2011 will be given under following
eWorld Public Choice Award
Nominated projects will be screened and put online for the public to vote. Projects receiving the maximum number of votes under each category will receive the eWorld Public Choice Award.
eWorld Jury Choice Award
Nominations will be screened by an eminent panel of jury members, who will then choose the best project from each category. The selected project will receive the eWorld Jury Choice Award
Nominations are invited from government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), bi-lateral, multi-lateral developmental organizations, private institutions and enterprises.
Nomination Fees: The nomination fees of each nominated project is INR 10000 / USD 300.
Please Note: Only the Government Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are exempted to pay any nomination fees while nominating their own program / initiatives / projects for eWorld Awards 2011. However, for any Private Sector / Company / Organization that nominates government projects / initiatives / programs, the nomination fee of INR 10,000 / USD 300 is applicable.
The awards for each of the above categories would be given to each of the following regions:
** Asia Pacific
In addition to the above regions, there will also be one ‘Global Award’ for each category.
Nominations are open till 30 may 2011
The institutions who wish to nominate themselves or others for the eWorld 2011 Awards need to furnish details about the projects they are involved with. The nominated projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
eWorld 2011 Awards would be vetted by certain procedures and rules governing the evaluation of the entries. It is pertinent to be informed that the entire process of evaluation and reporting will be conducted according to certain norms and schedules. The call for nominations for the eWorld 2011 Awards will be opened till 30 May 2011.
The Award selection process will go through a dual process of Jury as well as public voting system. The online voting starts from 10 June 2011 – 5 July 2011. The selected winners will be felicitated at the ‘Award Ceremony’ of eWorld Forum 2011.
The selection procedure for award nomination is sequential.
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