The Stockholm Challenge

Linked with Sebastian Chuwa – Tanzania.

The Stockholm Challenge is a pioneer among ICT awards and networking organisations, dating back to 1994 when the City of Stockholm launched the first competition to challenge the cities in Europe to show their best ICT applications for people and society. Since then there have been six prize ceremonies. So far the Stockholm Challenge has brought together over 5,000 ICT projects from all over the world, many of whom are active in lasting and growing networks … (about 1/2).

Homepage and links;
Challenge Week 2008; This is were you will find the detailed program of Challenge Week, May 19 – 22, including workshops, conference, exhibitions and the award celebrations in the Stockholm City Hall on the last day of the event … (more);
Events (actually also about the challenge week);
Stockholm Challenge Champions;
Advisory Board;
The Jury;

About 2/2: The 2006 programme culminated on May 11 with workshops, a conference and a stunning awards ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall, in the presence of over 200 finalists and 200 prominent guests.

The over all goal of the Stockholm Challenge is to help counteract social and economic disadvantage, wherever it occurs, by promoting the use of ICT for development. It is mostly targeted towards developing regions and community or social sectors such as gender equality and minorities with the greatest needs. The award invites projects in six different categories:

  • Public Administration
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Culture
  • Health
  • Environment

The winners receive the Stockholm Challenge Trophy and a cash prize. In 2006 the awards were sponsored by Ericsson, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, SPIDER, KTH and Sida. The aim for 2008 is to give more supporters the opportunity to join the work that is done by the Stockholm Challenge, to find and expose best practices and to make fruitful matches between people and organisations – for social and human development … (full text).

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