International World Summit Award calls for outstanding digital applications with impact on society from 178 UN member states

Sponsored content

WORLD SUMMIT AWARD APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2017 SELECTION OF DIGITAL CHANGEMAKERS WITH IMPACT ON SOCIETY

Salzburg, April 2017

UN based WSA calls for applications. All digital products with impact on society can now apply with their respective WSA national experts to be nominated for the 11th edition of the WSA. All eligible applications will be reviewed by an international Jury and awarded on stage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna, Austria in March 2018.

The digital age offers manifold applications and gimmicks, but only a few make a defined impact by solving real needs for their community. Be it a Tunisian app for home early breast cancer detection, Mexican educational content redesigned for the age of digital natives or an Austrian 360 degree solution for keeping the elderly independent –  WSA 2017 is an international quality seal for those who invoke a real change with ICT’s.

“Digital devices are the closest and most critical things for people in today’s information society. The challenge is to create exciting content and innovative applications that do more than just meet basic needs of communication. Recognizing content, applications and solutions that impact the daily lives of millions and that connect minds in a smart manner, is the main incentive of WSA.” WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.

After the national pre-selection period, a jury of eminent experts will come together in Berlin, Germany to evaluate the submissions and select the best products from among hundreds of national nominations.

WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS: YOUTH TAKING ACTION ON THE SDG’s

The 11th edition of WSA brings also a special recognition for social digital entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individuals using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Deadline for all applications is June 15, 2017.

WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS IN VIENNA: GLORIOUS FINALE OF WSA 2017

The 40 WSA and 6 WSA Young Innovators winners will get the chance to present their products at the WSA Global Congress in Austria in March 2018. The 2,5 day interactive conference and workshop format, hosted in the grand room of the Vienna city hall, with the friendly support of the City of Vienna, will offer that aims to foster high level knowledge transfer between international and local stakeholders and to promote and present international digital innovation with social impact.

About the WSA

WSA is conducted within the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003-2025, mandated by the 2005 WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UN organisations such as UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD and ITU. By building on a global network of national experts, non-governmental groups, government offices and other professional associations, WSA offers quality content and innovative apps from 178 UN-member states and sustains a global movement for sustainable digital solutions.

Visit us on www.worldsummitawards.org, www.facebook.com/worldsummitawards and twitter.com/WSAoffice, #WSA

Media Contact World Summit Award:

Ms. Manuela Wagner, MSc.

Network Development and Communications

Email: manuela@worldsummitawards.org

the sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

No way out for Eurozone’s stagnating economy

COVID-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year

The Commission favours the cultivation of more GMOs in Europe

Eurozone close to agreeing on a Banking Union

Boeing WTO case: The EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports

GSMA outlines new developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

“Only through energy policy we can trigger competitiveness”. The Sting live from #EBS2015: Energy Union – When will it happen?

The COP22 is under full deployment while Donald Trump threatens openly to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement

What cryptocurrencies will do to the integrity of politics

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague

New tech infrastructure will help economies recover after COVID-19

We can’t tell if we’re closing the digital divide without more data

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy. Here’s how.

Migration situation at the Greek-Turkish border: ensuring the right to asylum

Airships, solar planes and Soviet-era sea skimmers … here’s how we fix air travel

The EU spent €158 billion on vague, open-ended rural projects

The Parliament sets the way for the European Banking Union

The challenge to be a good healthcare professional

Intel @ European Business Summit 2014: Better decisions now, the new business dashboard 

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

Europe turns out more jobs this summer

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Second review shows improvements but a permanent Ombudsperson should be nominated by 28 February 2019

Asylum: MEPs call for more solidarity among EU member states

Why and How: Advocating for the inclusion of Palliative Care in Universal Health Care

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like COVID-19

Further reforms in Japan needed to meet the challenges of population ageing and high public debt

EU budget deal struck with Parliament negotiators

China Unlimited: the dragon’s long and winding road

Why precision medicine won’t transform healthcare – but governance could

A 10-step plan to save our seas

Is this a turning point in the fight against slavery?

‘No safe way’ into battle-scarred Afghan city of Ghazni to deliver aid as traumatized children search for parents

The new era of Matriarchy?

Why the 21st century’s biggest health challenge is our shared responsibility

Top global firms commit to tackling inequality by joining Business for Inclusive Growth coalition

Estonia is making public transport free

Why embracing human rights will ensure Artificial Intelligence works for all

The financial world upside-down: debt failure closer

Rise in violent conflict shows prevention ‘more necessary than ever’: UN chief

Sweden is fighting loneliness by housing older and younger generations together

Joint advocacy letter template to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Quicker freezing and confiscation of criminal assets to fight organised crime

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit

End racist discrimination against Afro-European people in the EU

Deal on EU funds for common asylum, migration and integration policies up to 2027

Climate change is threatening Switzerland’s stunning scenery

Global spotlight on world drug problem ‘is personal’ for many families, says UN chief

Dare to be vulnerable, and three other lessons in leadership

Two States ‘side-by-side’ is the ‘peaceful and just solution’ for Israel-Palestine conflict: Guterres

How do we upskill a billion people by 2030? Leadership and collaboration will be key

November infringements package: key decisions

Capitalism’s greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

End ‘political opportunism’ that’s letting hate speech flourish, urges top UN genocide official

Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria following latest global watchdog report

Safe spaces offer security and dignity for youth, and help make the world ‘better for all’: Guterres

Change is happening – and young people are leading the way forward

Which country offers the cheapest mobile data?

Finnish Council Presidency priorities debated in plenary

More Stings?

Advertising

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s