The grand finale of the Huawei ICT Awards 2020 is scheduled to be held on December 26 at Soaltee Crown Plaza. The finale will be held between the award contestants and a limited number of guests by adopting all kinds of health measures. The program will be broadcasted live on various television, online and social platforms.
The program, sponsored by Huawei, has the cooperation of most of the organizations and corporates in the field of information technology. This program is in association with Nepal Telecom and Genese Solution and is powered by Fonepay. Nepal Telecom Authority is the special supporting organization in the program. In the final program of the award, the best in 11 different categories will be announced and awards will be given along with the prize. More than 350 online applications have been received for this year’s ICT Award 2020 from home and abroad, said organizer Razan Lamsal, President of Living with ICT. He said that even in the difficult situation created by COVID, there was a very encouraging participation this year.
The Huawei ICT Awards 2020 has 14 membered Jury committee and a 14-member special advisory committee. The selection process for the award, which started last Bhadra, has been conducted virtually this year. Jury Coordinator Sushil Pokharel said that more than 25 virtual meetings have been organized and the highest level of technology has been used for the selection process. He said that the selection process of the ICT Award was very transparent and fair and its importance and appeal has been expanding to the international level.
Among the categories at the Huawei ICT Awards 2020 which include Startup ICT Awards, Product ICT Awards, Rising Student ICT Awards and Ncell Innovation ICT Awards, the top five categories have been announced. The top three in the Digital Education and Digital Governance ICT Awards has already been announced. The winners of Pioneer ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award, Woman Icon ICT Award and Media Person ICT Award 2020 will be announced in the final program.
Organizations including Ncell, Rastriya Banijya Bank, e-Sewa, NAST, National Information Technology Center, Presidential Business School, Neema Academy, Eminance Ways, Dish Home, TDO Nepal and others have collaborated in the Huawei ICT Award 2020.
Huawei ICT Awards 2020
The winners of the Huawei ICT Award 2020 will receive the honor of the largest and most prestigious ICT award in Nepal. This honor is considered as a special award in the field of information technology in Nepal.
This year, the winners of Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award, Rising Student ICT Award and Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award 2020 will have the opportunity to be included in the Concessional Loan Facility up to Rs. 5 million under the Startup Fund of the Government of Nepal. Similarly, banking partner Rastriya Banijya Bank will provide unrestricted concessional loan facility up to Rs. 1 million. The winner of the Innovation Driven Crisis Response ICT Award will receive a special cash prize through Ncell. The winner of this category will be assisted by Ncell.
Nepal Telecom, which is in the association section, will provide fiber to home service to all the winners for one year. Genesee Solutions will provide Amazon Cloud Services to the winners and the top 5 startups. The e-services will provide free assistance of Rs. 25,000 to the best of the four categories in their business integration and promotion. Cyber security Partner Eminance Ways will provide the necessary support packages for cyber security. According to the organizers, the winner will also receive other services and facilities.