ICTA hosts e-Swabhimani Grand Jury 2018
This is the 8th year that ICTA is organizing this event. 190 applications were received in response to the application call which commenced on 7th June until the closing date of 8th August this year. The members of the Jury comprised of a group of 17 domain experts from academia, industry and government sector including an expert, moderating the process. The evaluation of the applications continued till late night on both days starting from morning.
Nominations were accepted across nine categories including Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-Being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanization, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment. 51 applicants were shortlisted during the Jury process from the nine categories. Highest number of applications were received under the Business & Commerce category followed by the Learning & Education category. The least number was recorded from Inclusion & Empowerment and Digital Entertainment categories. The grand jury made sure that they made a fair judgement to all applicants.
‘e-Swabhimani’ a symbol of excellence but also serves as a stepping stone to the World Summit Award (WSA), a global initiative implemented within the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). The WSA nominees were selected by the e-Swabhimani Grand Jury during the evaluation process for 2018.
The e-Swabhimani Awards Gala event is scheduled to be held in November 2018, ICTA organizing team mentioned.