CTA’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project has won an international award in the 2015 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes. After being shortlisted earlier this year, the ARDYIS entry was proclaimed winner of the e-agriculture category following a round of online voting and a review by a panel of experts of the three projects receiving the most votes.
Ken Lohento, Programme Coordinator, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and in charge of ARDYIS at CTA, collected the prestigious award during an official ceremony held on 26 May in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the WSIS Forum 2015. The annual event represents the world’s largest gathering of the ICTs for Development community.
The WSIS Project Prize, an award scheme set up in 2011 by the United Nations, rewards contestants for their efforts in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs. With 18 categories, the contest provides a platform to showcase success stories and models that can be easily replicated.
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