Finalists Announced in Stockholm Challenge GKP Awards 2007

119 entries and nine finalist projects in Public Administration, Education, Economic Development and Culture focused on the role of multi stakeholder partnerships in ICT for development.

For nearly a decade, the Stockholm Challenge Awards program has helped promote and develop best-practice ICT projects around the world. A joint initiative with the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) in 2007 has resulted in 119 entries and nine finalist projects in Public Administration, Education, Economic Development and Culture focused on the role of multi stakeholder partnerships in ICT for development. 

The finalists will be sponsored to travel to the conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 10-13. The winners will be announced and all finalists will exhibit their projects and share ideas with attendees. GKP projects will also be entered into the Stockholm Challenge Awards program which culminates next May in Sweden.

The finalists are:

Public Administration:

·         The etuktuk project

·         Rashtra Grameena abhivruddi samacharam- an ICT tool for poor people

Culture:

·         Network of Public Libraries - Medellin Metropolitan Area

·         Viva Favela

Economic Development:

·         Enabling financial inclusion and increasing efficiency of Self Help Groups Microcredit Federations

·         KhmerOS - Khmer Software Initiative

Education:

·         Shilpa Satya Project - Digital Self Learning for remote, rural students lacking educational resources and teachers

·         TOPIC64 -- National network of E-learning centers in 64 provinces of Vietnam

·         Information Dissemination and Equal Access (IDEA) Project

 

 

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