8 Feb 2017
15:00 - 17:30
Geneva, Switzerland


There is a need to foster effective links between International Geneva and the communities worldwide that are affected by the policies discussed in Geneva. The Geneva Engage Awards are awarded every year to actors that have been the most effective in their social media outreach and engagement. The first Geneva Engage Awards ceremony was held in January 2016 as part of the Geneva Engage Conference.

There are three Geneva Engage Award categories: (a) International Organisations, (b) Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profits, and (c) Permanent Missions. The selection for the award is based on DiploFoundation's analysis on the innovative and effective use of social media.

This year, the Awards will be handed out during an event to be held on 8 February, between 15.00 and 17.30, at the DiploFoundation offices, WMO Building, 7bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva.


15.00 - 15.15 Introductory remarks:
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
  • Olivier Coutau, Delegate for International Geneva, Republic and State of Geneva
15.15 - 15.30 Quiz: What do you know about International Geneva's social media scene?
15.30 - 16.45 Awards Ceremony and presentations by the winners
16.45 - 17.30 Geneva Engage! Out-of-the-box initiatives:
  • Ms Aziyadé Poltier-Mutal, Head of the Perception Change Project
  • Mr Matthias Lüfkens, Founder of Twiplomacy
  • Mr Jon Mark Walls, CEO of GovFaces
17.30 - 19.00 Reception in the WMO Attic

Not in Geneva? Watch the Awards Ceremony online with our YouTube livestream. Links will be available on the day.


Learn more about the Geneva Engage initiative. For more information, contact Ms Barbara Rosen Jacobson at barbarar@diplomacy.edu

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, DCAF, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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