MCMC won WSIS Prizes 2024 Champion in Geneva

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has announced that its “Advocacy and Outreach Programme for Kampung Orang Asli Negeri Sembilan” has won the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2024 Champion in “Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs” in Geneva, Switzerland.

The MCMC in a statement said, the WSIS Prizes 2024 Champion, held from May 27 to 31, 2024, honour outstanding projects worldwide that leverage the power of information and communication technology to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals.

“To mark the importance of the occasion, esteemed attendees included Dato’ Seri Utama Aminuddin Harun, Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Mohd Zafir Ibrahim, State Secretary Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Mohd Faizal Ramli Negeri Sembilan EXCO, Shahrani Idderis, State Director JAKOA Negeri Sembilan and Melaka, Hasan Sarat, Negeri Sembilan Representative and other MCMC representatives.

“The award recognises MCMC’s successful initiative to empower the indigenous Orang Asli communities in Negeri Sembilan by promoting sustainable practices through ICT,” the statement said here Friday.

According to the statement, the project has significantly increased these communities’ confidence in the safe use of ICT and enabled access to resources and opportunities.

“It is also a testament to MCMC’s dedication to sustainability and digital inclusion. This recognition not only highlights MCMC’s efforts, but also encourages it to continue driving impactful ICT initiatives for underprivileged communities.

“By integrating sustainable practices into their ICT outreach efforts, MCMC demonstrates a holistic approach that not only addresses the immediate needs of connectivity and digital literacy but also ensures long-term environmental and social benefits,” the statement reiterated.

The statement also highlighted that the project garnered strong public support and was among the most voted in its category and reflecting the widespread recognition and appreciation of MCMC’s sustainability efforts.

As MCMC advances its mission to enhance digital literacy and security said the statement, it remains steadfast in using ICT to promote sustainable development, fostering a more inclusive, secure, and environmentally responsible digital future for all. –Malaysia World News

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