GEM-TECH Awards 2016

GEM-TECH Awards 2016

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Nominations are invited for the GEM-TECH Awards. This annual award, jointly organized by ITU and UN Women, celebrate personal or organizational achievements and innovative strategies to advance Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in the area of ICTs. GEM-TECH Awards provides a platform for advancing women’s meaningful engagement with ICTs and their role as decision-makers and producers in the technology sector.


  • This award is open to individuals – individuals, civil society, public sector, UN system and international organizations, private sector – who have done exceptional work in the area.

Award Categories

  • ​Apply Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusioninitiatives related to women’s social, economic, political empowerment, combatting gender-based violence (both offline and online), and driving sustainable development.
  • Promote Women in the Technology Sector: initiatives that promote more gender equality in ICT/STEM education and careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.
  • Develop Gender Responsive ICT Governance, Policy and Access: initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve   women’s access, connectivity, security, digital literacy and citizenship, skills development and rights. ​

Nomination Process

Please note that self-nominations are welcome. Kindly note that nominees may apply for a maximum of two categories only. Only submissions in English will be accepted.

For more information, visit  GEM-TECH Awards