eToro given a recognition with Merit Award Winner at the MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards 2013
The MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), a jointly organised programme by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM), announced eToro project as Merit award winner for the "Best of e-Inclusion & e-Community".
The 17 individual category winners and 18 merit recipients have been recognised for their contribution in the respective categories. The 2013 APICTA Awards saw an increase in its popularity with submission rising up to 345 entries.
The Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology,Professor Dr. K. Narayanan was present at the event to receive the award. eToro is an engagement ICT project between the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI-CoERI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and the Long Lamai community. The project aims to facilitate the Long Lamai community in preserving their indigenous botanical knowledge and data for medicinal purposes using mobile technologies. The project was funded under UNIMAS DPI grant no. 02(DPI06)/822/2011 (06).
Coming this December, eToro will be representing Malaysia along with other winners and merit recipients at the Annual International APICTA Awards happening in Hong Kong, on 24-27 November 2013.