Nominees for the 3rd Geneva Engage Awards


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The work done by the United Nations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and other institutions in Geneva has a global impact. It is therefore important to broaden the understanding of the work carried out in International Geneva, and to better connect with the communities worldwide that are affected by the policy discussions that take place there. Digital technology brings new opportunities to make the bridge that connects the two.

The Geneva Engage Awards are handed out each year to the international organisations, non-governmental organisations, non-profits, and permanent missions that have been the most effective in their social media outreach and engagement. The selection for the award is based on DiploFoundation’s analysis of the innovative and effective use of social media in 2017.

Nominees for the 3rd Geneva Engage AwardsWith the support of the Canton of Geneva, the 3rd Annual Geneva Engage Award ceremony will be held on Monday, 11th December, from 15:00-17:00, in Auditorium de Mello, WMO building, 2nd floor (Av. de la Paix 7bis, 1202 Geneva). It will be followed by a reception.


15:00-15:10: Opening remarks

  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
  • Mr Olivier Coutau, Delegate for International Geneva, Republic and State of Geneva

15:10-16:10: Engaging International Geneva and beyond: 

  • Philippe Marc Stoll, deputy head of Public Communication, ICRC
    Using social media to engage people affected by crisis
  • Madeleine Evans, communication & events manager, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
    Converging International Geneva around a social media campaign
  • David Breed, series editor, Digital GVA, Global Geneva Magazine
    Measuring the quality and quantity of social media networks
  • Afsar, Syed Mohammad, senior technical specialist and head of Communication, Training and Partnerships at Gender, Equality and Diversity & ILOAIDS Branch, WORKQUALITY Department, ILO
    Promoting the development agenda through social media

16:10-16:50: Geneva Engage Awards ceremony:

  • Presentation of the methodology
  • Announcement of the winners
  • Presentation of the winners

16:50-17:00: Closing of the event

17:00-18:30: Reception


…and the nominees are (in alphabetical order):

International organisations:

  • European Broadcasting Union
  • International Air Transport Association
  • International Trade Centre
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • United Nations Office at Geneva
  • World Health Organization

NGOs and non-profits:

  • Aga Khan Development Network
  • Global Alliance For Vaccines and Immunizations
  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Wide Fund for Nature

Permanent missions to the United Nations in Geneva:

  • Azerbaijan
  • European Union
  • France
  • Israel
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands


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