The WSIS Prizes excursively award projects using information and communication technologies for sustainable growth
The World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) prizes recognize projects leveraging the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. The contest was developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate such activities accordingly. Innovative technological solutions and services are crucial in advancing social and economic needs and thus, contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly Overall Review on WSIS (Res. A/70/125) that called for a close alignment between the WSIS Process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1), the WSIS Prizes is the unique global platform to identify and showcase success stories in the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs.
Greenplan is listed among 20 nominated projects in the category “E-Business”
Greenplan is listed in category 8 “E-Business”. The nominated projects are all smart ICT applications providing benefits in different aspects of life. Since its launch, Greenplan proved to be an intelligent solution promoting fruitful exchange between theoretical science and practical application. The tour planning algorithm can be used for more resilient as well as sustainable deliveries on the last mile and beyond. A fully dynamic approach supports the consolidation of tours, a reduction in kilometers, and fewer CO2-emissions. Due to its cloud-native design, the software as a service solution is globally available and can easily be implemented. The Greenplan team follows a clear development roadmap to use the power of the latest technological as well as scientific insights for continuous product improvement. Greenplan provides a robust solution for rising parcel volumes, growing mobility in urban areas, and the need for more sustainable shipments.
The winning projects per each category will be selected from the five contributions receiving the highest number of votes. Finally, the 18 winning projects will be announced and, together with the 72 champion projects, recognized at the WSIS Prize 2021 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2021 (17 – 21 May).
Learn more about the WSIS Forum as one of the world’s largest annual multi-stakeholder summits dedicated to ICTs as a force for good here. The Forum provides an international platform where public and private sector stakeholders converge to discuss, network, and take stock on achievements.