GESCI African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) has been selected as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2017 champion organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
ADSI emerged champion out of 345 nominated ICT success stories around the world.
“Out of 345 nominated ICT success stories from around the world for the Online Voting Phase (30 March – 30 April), following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group of 467 submitted projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholder community, your project The African Digital Schools Initiative was among those first five most voted in the category Capacity Building and we would like to congratulate you on this amazing achievement and to share the excitement of promoting your recognition.” The statement from the WSIS Junior project officer read in part.
The African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) is a new methodology and set of frameworks to transform secondary schools into digital schools of distinction. It is designed specifically to build secondary–level student 21st century skills and teachers’ innovative practice in a way that is responsive to the needs of the market place and to the emerging knowledge economies and societies.
How does GESCI stand to benefit from this recognition? The statement further explains
“As a WSIS Prize Champion during the WSIS Forum 2017:
- You will be awarded with a Champion certificate from the ITU Secretary-General during the special event dedicated to your achievement, the WSIS Prizes 2017 Champion Ceremony, on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 14:30, where you are invited to take part and use this opportunity to further promote your project
- You are also invited to take active participation in the World Café focusing on WSIS Stocktaking and SDGs on Thursday 15 June 2017 12:30-15:00. The detailed agenda is available at WSIS Forum 2017.
- As the WSIS Prizes 2017 Champion project, besides being published in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2017, your success story will also be published in the "WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2017" with both publications to be released also during the WSIS Forum 2017 and promoted during the aforementioned World Café.”