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ITU-UNWOMEN: Gender Equality and Mainstreaming Technology Awards (GEM-TECH Awards 2014)

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we have received more than 50 nominations till date from different stakeholders worldwide for the GEM-TECH Awards 2014. We look forward to receiving your organization’s nomination before the 5^th of September. The nomination process is very simple please click here to nominate:

In response to  Resolution 70 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) on “gender mainstreaming in ITU and promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women through information and communication technologies” and  the ITU Gender Equality and Mainstreaming (GEM) policy that was adopted at the ITU Council, at its 2013 session, the SG has launched the annual GEM-TECH Awards in collaboration with UN WOMEN.(

These will be conferred for the first time at the 2014 *ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea* in partnership with UN Women and will inter alia celebrate and commemorate the *20th anniversary of the Beijing+20 review of the implementation of the Beijing  Declaration and Platform for Action *and its impending implementation review in 2015.

The  ITU-UN Women GEM-TECH Awards are open to all stakeholders and will be awarded in *seven categories*covering crucial topics of gender equality and mainstreaming in and through ICTs. The categories are listed here note that you can nominate *organizations, individuals and self-nominations*are also permitted.

We encourage you to nominate your projects and deserving individual for the awards in the relevant categories.

Partnership possibilities are also available for the GEM-TECH Awards 2014, we are proud to announce the *Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as our first confirmed Gold Partner*.

Please feel free to contact me for further information on the nominations and the partnership opportunities.


Best regards,


*/Gitanjali SAH/*

*Coordinator, Gender Equality and Mainstreaming*

*/Policy Analyst, World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) /*International Telecommunication Union

Mob: +41 79 808 6076

Tel.: + 41 22 730 6240

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