On 8 February 2017, DiploFoundation - with the support of the canton of Geneva, Twiplomacy and the Geneva Internet Platform - will present the Geneva Engage Awards 2017. The Awards will highlight the permanent missions, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations that have been most effective in their social media outreach over the past year. The event will provide a space where award-winning organizations can share their experience, and where other relevant initiatives can be discussed, including the Perception Change Project, Twiplomacy, and GovFaces.
The Geneva Engage Awards were launched in 2016 during the Geneva Engage Conference. This conference addressed the need to foster effective links between International Geneva and the communities worldwide that are affected by the policies discussed in Geneva. An important aspect of this link is the use of social media, in its ability to reach millions of people worldwide.
DiploFoundation works towards increased effectiveness and inclusiveness in diplomacy. Throughout this effort, it continuously seeks to harvest the opportunities provided by digital technologies for diplomacy, such as in the form of e-participation and Internet governance, and by operating the Geneva Internet Platform.