Commonwealth ICT Awards 2018


Recognising achievements in ICTs across the Commonwealth

Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Commonwealth ICT Awards are intended to recognise major achievements in ICTs by member countries and organisations, and to share knowledge amongst Commonwealth ICT stakeholders in key category areas. Held every other year, the first Commonwealth ICT & Industry Awards held in 2016 in London saw the award for Best Universal Access Initiative go to the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority for its wholesale Wi-Fi hotspots in key strategic public areas providing every citizen 30 minutes free browsing every day at a minimum speed of 2 Mbps. Other awards and recognitions went various members, including National Communications Authority of Ghana for Best ICT Policy and Regulatory Initiative for its billing feedback mechanism as well as to UK Ofcom for its support to ICT regulatory capacity development. The Commonwealth ICT Awards 2018 promise to be an even bigger success as the penultimate evening event of the 2018 Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum social programme.

This year, we welcome submissions in the following categories:

Country Awards:

  • Universal access initiatives.
  • Broadband access initiatives.
  • ICT policy and regulatory initiatives.
  • Cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Spectrum management initiatives.
  • Applications (e-health, e-education, e-agriculture and e-commerce).

Industry Awards:

  • Universal access initiatives.
  • Broadband access initiatives.
  • Cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Applications (e-health, e-education, e-agriculture and e-commerce).
  • Corporate social responsibility.

To enter this awards competition, write to awards@cto.int

Who can participate

This competition is open to government departments, national ICT agencies and industry in Commonwealth countries.

For more details, download the competition’s Terms of Reference