WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.


The WSIS Prizes contest is an integral part of the WSIS stocktaking process; set up in 2004 to assist WSIS implementation and follow-up. The contest was held for the first time in 2012, and rapidly gained attention and popularity within the ICT for Development (ICT4D) community.


Geekulcha is amongst projects/initiatives for the 2019 awards in the these Action Line categories:

  1. Category 2 — AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure

  2. Category 3 — AL C3. Access to information and knowledge

  3. Category 4 — AL C4. Capacity building

Here is how you can vote for Geekulcha:

  1.   Go to the link:
  2.   Register as a new user
  3.   Log in to your account
  4.   Go to the “Voting Form”
  5.   Vote in each of 18 category (only then your vote is valid!).
  6.   NB: Search and vote for Geekulcha in these categories C2 (listed as "Geek Culture"), C3 and C4.

As a platform committed to growing the Geek Culture in Africa, we believe that this international recognition will help unlock new possibilities to power a Geek Culture of Sustainable Innovation in South Africa.

Checkout the Geek Culture: