The annual GEM-TECH Awards is co-organized by ITU and UN Women basically to celebrate personal or organizational achievements and innovative strategies to advancing Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. GEM-TECH Awards will provide a supportive platform for advancing women’s meaningful engagement with ICTs and their role as decision-makers and producers in the technology sector.
The only international prizes of their kind, GEM-Tech Awards were celebrated in Busan, Rep. of Korea, 2014 and in New York, USA 2015.
GEM-TECH Awards 2016 will be tied to the Forum of Telecom World 2016 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14-17 November considering that it aims at recognizing how to maximize new opportunities by bridging the digital divide including the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Nomination period: 18 May – 31 July 2016
- You are encouraged to nominate yourself or others – individuals, civil society, public sector, UN system and international organizations, private sector – who have performed exceptional work in the area.
Awards for 2016
- Apply Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusion: initiatives related to women’s social, economic, political empowerment, combating gender-based violence (both offline and online), and driving sustainable development.
- Promote Women in the Technology Sector: initiatives that promote more gender equality in ICT/STEM education and careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.
- Develop Gender Responsive ICT Governance, Policy and Access: initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women’s access, connectivity, security, digital literacy and citizenship, skills development and rights.
Please submit your application here