Geneva Engage Awards 2019

About the award

The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the actors in International Geneva in their social media outreach and online engagement. The Awards encourages convergences around development, human rights, digital and other policy issues between communities worldwide and International Geneva, host of many international negotiations with an impact across countries and continents.
The three categories of the Geneva Engage Awards are: International Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and Associations, and Permanent Representations to the United Nations in Geneva. This year a new award is introduced for online meetings.
The year 2020 marks 20 years of Diplo’s constant work in e-diplomacy, online courses and online participation in international events.

ONLINE MEETINGS – NEW AWARD IN 2020

This year, Geneva Engage Award will be given to innovative and effective use of the Internet for conducting meetings. New award aims to encourage new developments for the effective interplay between traditional and online meetings (see illustration).

3 levels of participation

For detailed report and methodology explanation look at our analysis (PDF, 830 Kb).

Geneva Engage is an initiative of the Geneva Internet Platform, supported by the Republic and State of Geneva, and DiploFoundation.

The Geneva Engage Awards are based on an analysis of innovative and effective use of social media, carried out by DiploFoundation’s Data Team.

Join us online

You can now see the recording of the event on Diplo’s YouTube channel. For the recordings of previous awards, check out our Video gallery section below.

There is also an image gallery available on our SmugMug profile.

Programme

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PROGRAMME – Conference Room De Mello, WMO/OMM (2nd floor)

16.00 16.10

Opening statements

  • Béatrice Ferrari, Director of International Affairs, Presidential Department, Republic and State of Geneva
  • Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
16.10 16.45

Panel discussion: Beyond ‘Can you hear me?’… Towards effective and engaging online meetings

  • Chengetai Masango, Head of the Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • Stefania Pia Grottola, Teaching Assistant at Global Studies Institute (GSI) – Université de Genève, 
  • Arvin Kamberi, Head of Diplo’s Online Participation Team.

Moderator: Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)

The availability of the Internet in conference rooms has made online participation a reality for more inclusive and open international negotiations. An increased number of stakeholders, from civil society to business representatives, can indeed participate (and not only passively follow the deliberations) in the discussions without physically being present in the room.

The year 2020 marks 20 years of Diplo’s constant work in e-diplomacy, online courses, and online participation in international events. This year, the Geneva Engage Award will be given to the innovative and effective use of the Internet for conducting meetings.  The new award aims to encourage new developments for the effective interplay between traditional and online meetings

At the end of the panel, we will present the award for online participation.

16.45 17.00

Pause

17.00 17.10 Report on the 5th Geneva Engage awards

  • Djordje Jancic, Head of DiploFoundation’s DataTeam 

The Geneva Engage award recognises the actors in International Geneva in their social media outreach and engagement. The methodology includes the whole year of tracking of almost 20 different factors measuring size, activity, and engagement primarily on Twitter, but also looking at other networks. Our DataTeam will present the findings and methodology used, in a presentation prior to the Award Ceremony.

17.10 17:50 Geneva Engage Awards Ceremony: 
Announcing the winner and the award ceremony in categories:

  • Permanent Representation to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Associations
  • International Organisations
17.50 Reception

Kruzel Hall WMO/OMM (2nd floor)

Winners

The three categories of the Geneva Engage Awards are: International Organisations, Non-Profit Organisations and Associations, and Permanent Representations to the United Nations in Geneva.

Winning order of Organisations

The Top 10 International Organisations

  1. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  2. The United Nation Office in Geneva
  3. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  4. International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  5. Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors without Borders
  6. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  7. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  8. International Labor Organisation (ILO)
  9. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  10. World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

The Top 10 Non-Governmental Organisations and Associations

  1. The New Humanitarian
  2. UN Watch
  3. Civicus
  4. World Council of Churches (WCC)
  5. World Organisation against Torture
  6. Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
  7. The Lutheran World Federation
  8. World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
  9. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  10. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

The Top 10 Permanent Representations

  1. Permanent Mission of Norway
  2. Permanent Mission of France
  3. Permanent Mission of Spain
  4. Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  5. Permanent Mission of India
  6. Permanent Mission of Cuba
  7. Permanent Mission of United States of America
  8. Permanent Mission of Sweden
  9. Permanent Mission of the UAE
  10. Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations

Previous Awards

2018

The 4th Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in February 2019. The three recipients of the award were:

  • Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, in the Permanent Representations category;
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA), in the International Organisations category;
  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI), in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the analysis behind the awards. For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

2017

The 3rd Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in December 2017. The three recipients of the award were:

  • The Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva, in the Permanent Representations category;
  • The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), in the International Organisations category;
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report, the press release, and the analysis behind the awards. For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

2016

The 2nd Geneva Engage Awards ceremony took place in February 2017. The three recipients of the award were:

  • Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, in Permanent Representations category;
  • World Health Organisation, in the International Organisations category;
  • World Economic Forum, in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report and the analysis behind the awards. For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

2015

The 1st Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in January 2016 as part of the Geneva Engage Conference. The three recipients of the award were:

  • Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Switzerland, in the Permanent Representations category;
  • World Health Organisation, in the International Organisations category;
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature and Child Rights Connect, in the Non-Governmental Organisations category.

For more details, read the event report (PDF). For photos and videos, scroll down to the gallery sections.

Video Gallery

Geneva Engage 2015 Award Ceremony

Geneva Engage 2016 Award Ceremony

Geneva Engage 2017 Award Ceremony

Geneva Engage 2018 Award Ceremony

Photo Gallery

1st AWARD
2nd AWARD
3rd AWARD
4th AWARD
5th AWARD

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Registration

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The registrations are now closed. Stay tuned for the 6th Geneva Engage Award.