[Reader-list] Invitation for Nominations to the Stockholm Challenge Award 2008 & Stockholm Challenge GKP Awards 2007

Fouad Riaz Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 23:57:42 IST 2007

Dear ICT & FOSS Community Members,

The International Free and Open Source Software Foundation iFOSSF, MI, USA
(http://www.ifossf.org) is a member of the Champions Network of the
Stockholm Challenge (http://www.stockholmchallenge.se). We would like to
identify innovative and/or outstanding projects and programmes from the
community that use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and FOSS
(Free and Open Source Software) to intervene in social and economic problems
in worthwhile and innovative ways. 

We would like to encourage organizations to submit their projects that would
make an excellent participant in the following categories of the Stockholm
Challenge, with the Awards being made in May 2008. If you are also a member
of a Multi Stakeholder partnership, you may also be eligible for the
Stockholm Challenge GKP Awards 2007. The entries to both awards are through
the same entry form at ( http://my.stockholmchallenge.se/user/register ): 

- Public Administration 
- Culture
- Health
- Education
- Economic Development
- Environment 

This invitation does not in any way guarantee that you will become a
finalist; that is up to the AwardÂ’s completely independent jury panel, but
the staff of iFOSSF and the Challenge is always ready to help you in putting
together the most effective entry and to promote your project through our
website and our own publicity events. The official closing dates for
submission of participant nominations are as per the following:

1. Stockholm Challenge GKP Awards - 31 August 2007
2. Stockholm Challenge Award - 31 December 2007

About the Stockholm Challenge:

The Stockholm Challenge ( http://www.stockholmchallenge.se ) encourages and
acknowledges projects that tackle the problems of the digital divide and
that use ICT to intervene in social and economic problems in worthwhile and
innovative ways. In its 10 year existence (originally as the Bangemann
Challenges) the Stockholm Challenge has brought together hundreds of
finalists at our exhibitions and prize-giving events, acknowledged and
raised the profile of the finalists and major award winners and built a
challenge "family" of participants who continue to gain benefits from their
association with our event. The Challenge is owned and managed by KTH
http://www.kth.se/eng (The Royal Institute of Technology) with support from
SIDA ( http://www.sida.se/Sida/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=107 ), City of Stockholm (
http://www.stockholm.se/english ), and Ericsson ( http://www.ericsson.com ).
This arrangement makes it possible for to set up new possibilities for links
both with academic researchers and innovators from around the world.

About the International Free and Open Source Software Foundation: 

The International Free and Open Source Software Foundation (iFOSSF
http://www.ifossf.org ) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in
Michigan, United States. Its mission is to accelerate the development and
usage of Information and Communication Technologies with Free and Open
Source Software worldwide for sustained economic and social development,
especially for the socially disadvantaged. iFOSSF is centered on FOSS; its
purpose is to apply thought leadership in support of innovation and
creativity in research and development of FOSS solutions for the benefit of
the global community."

More information:
If you would like to participate in this event, please visit the entry form
here ( http://my.stockholmchallenge.se/user/register ). If you would like to
know more about the Challenge, please visit the award website, or contact
iFOSSF at this address. Thank you once again for your enthusiasm and

Kind regards

Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Secretary & Co-Founder
International Free and Open Source Software Foundation
Champions Network
Stockholm Challenge Award

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