he Digital Transformation Centres (DTC) Initiative was launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with Cisco in September 2019 during ITU Telecom World held in Budapest, Hungary. Through this Initiative, ITU will work with a global network of institutions to develop digital skills for citizens mainly at basic and intermediate level. The Initiative is part of a broader goal of building an inclusive digital society where lack of digital skills should not be a barrier to participation in the digital economy. This Initiative contributes to the achievement of the ITU-D Objective 4 of the Buenos Aires Action Plan agreed at WTDC 2017, to foster the development and use of telecommunications/ICTs and applications to empower people and societies for sustainable development. 

Topic: International intern​et-related public policy issues on harnessing new and emerging telecommunications/ICTs for sustainable development​​

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Stocktaking: 2019-2020 Call for Update and New Entries

ITU, World Summit on the Information Society invites you to contribute to the WSIS Stocktaking process undertaken in support of the WSIS Implementation and Follow-up.

The Forum of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 8 to 12 April 2019 under the slogan "Information and Communication Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals". WSIS continues to provide a platform for a "fair and equitable information society" for all stakeholders in accordance with the Geneva Action Plan.

The contest launched on 11 September 2017 and will collect photos until 9 February 2018. The three winning entries in the WSIS photo contest will be awarded and presented at the WSIS Forum 2018 19-23 March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.


You can submit your photos here.

All stakeholders are urged to encourage their networks to join the WSIS Prizes process, including the multistakeholder open consultation process for the WSIS Forum 2018, in order to ensure that all features correspond to the real needs of the WSIS implementation process towards 2025. Phase one will open the call for submissions to the contest of the WSIS Prize 2018. Starting from 11 September 2017 until 2 January 2018, all stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the WSIS Prize 2018 contest. In order to process the submission, stakeholders are requested to complete the submission form for WSIS Prize 2018 online here.

The International Telecommunications Union has launched a call to include new initiatives for 2017 to 2018.  The MTITC invites its socio-economic partners to send their initiatives in the field of Information Society by 9 February 2018. They will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking report 2018 and presented during the WSIS Forum 2018.


You can find more information about the event here.

Within the framework of the ITU European Regional Initiative on Building Confidence and Security in the use of Telecommunications/ICTs, adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC-14), Dubai, the Conference is co-organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres, which have been working together within the European Commission’s Safer Internet Program.

WSIS Forum recently initiated another contest inviting all of those with a camera to capture how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are playing an enabling role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Photography, as a way of transforming the lives and helping development, is a medium that can communicate and inspire. By capturing realities around you where ICTs are making impact, join the first time ever WSIS Forum Photo Contest in 2017!

To: ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates & Academia

Invitation to all stakeholders to participate in the online open consultations of CWG-Internet: to elaborate and exemplify on the challenges faced and identify widely accepted best practices for the design, installation and operation of IXPs

The call to include new initiatives for 2016 to 2017 has launched.  The MTITC invites its socio-economic partners to send their initiatives in the field of Information Society by 1 March 2017. They will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking report 2017 and presented during the WSIS Forum 2017.

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A project by the Southwestern University "Neophyte Rilski" - Blagoevgrad was awarded a prestigious prize in the "Cultural diversity, identity and linguistic diversity" at the WSIS Project Prizes awards 2015. Eighteen winners were announced by the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Mr. Houlin Zhao.- on May 26, 2015 at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva.

WSIS Prizes is an international contest developed in response to requests from WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs. The WSIS Prizes contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process.