|l-r Ken Lohento and Giacomo Rambaldi displaying the prize|
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has emerged top in the e-agriculture category of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Projects Prize 2013, which held in Geneva at the weekend.
Official of ICT4D Programme unit at Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), Ms Maureen Agena, disclosed this to NaijaAgroNet, describing it as a great news from Geneva, for the global agric community.
She said that the CTA's Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities, has been announced as winner of WSIS Project Prizes 2013 contest in the category C7 on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Applications: e-Agriculture.
“Congratulations to our colleagues Giacomo Rambaldi and Ken Lohento for their outstanding work on this initiative!” she declared, appreciating all those who have been part of this initiative, and to those who voted for the project in the context of the WSIS prizes.
NaijaAgroNet recalls that WSIS Project Prize was established in 2011 to evaluate and reward stakeholders for the success of their efforts in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of information and communication technologies.
The WSIS Project Prizes initiative is now an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process established in 2004.
The contest of WSIS Project Prizes is open to all stakeholders: governments, private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia and others, which comprises 18 categories that are directly linked to the WSIS Action Lines outlined in the Geneva Plan of Action.
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