InnovadorasTIC among the 5 champion projects of the WSIS Prizes 2021
InnovadorasTIC, a program created by Fundación Cibervoluntarios, has been chosen as one of the five champion projects of the WSIS Prizes 2021 (World Summit on the Information Society) in the category ‘The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development’. The WSIS Prizes are an initiative focused on promoting the exchange of optimal practices on a global scale to strengthen the Information Society and fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The WSIS Prizes contest was developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. This is the third time a program launched by Fundación Cibervoluntarios is nominated, after Empodera.org was one of the finalists in 2016 and after being nominated in 2019. The 18 winning projects will be announced and, together with the 72 champion projects, recognized at the WSIS Prize 2021 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2021 (17 - 21 May).
InnovadorasTIC is a program that aims to promote and make visible the entrepreneurship and innovation capacity of women through ICT with practical examples and success cases of women who are making a difference in the STEAM field in Spain. It also focuses on encouraging and improving the employment and entrepreneurship of women, especially women belonging to rural areas and vulnerable groups. A very important part of the goals is to showcase references of entrepreneurial and innovative women, who use technology to improve their integration at a personal, social and / or work level, and also to create campaigns that bring these references to the younger generations and help eliminate stereotypes about women, technology and entrepreneurship"
That is the reason why, the WSIS Prizes 2021 organisation has linked InnovadorasTIC to several SDGs, such as the 4th goal (quality education), the 5th (gender equality), the 8th (decent work and economic growth) and the 16th (peace justice and strong institutions).
Along InnovadorasTIC there are four other champion projects: