$100,000 award for ICT and youth

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Nominations for the third annual Development Gateway Award are due August 11. This year's $100,000 award recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the lives of people in developing countries.

There are about 1 billion young people, aged 15-24, in the world today and eighty-five percent of them live in developing countries. Young people play a central role in the information society as first adoptors of information and communication technologies. The $100,000 award will help the winning organization expand upon its success and mentor other prospective leaders in the field of ICT for development.

Past winners were eCoupal and Grameen Bank's Village Phone.

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