The WSA Winners' Celebrations and the Gala connect WSA winners with international leaders and innovators, creators and designers, entrepreneurs and activists in the international e-Content and ICT industries. In 2012, WSA had the great honour to be hosted by the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) in the framework of the international ICT fair Cairo ICT. Through this cooperation, WSA and its partners were able to offer its winners vast network and business opportunities as well as the unique possibility to present their products to a high-level audience.
The WSA Gala in Cairo formed the highlight of the Winners’ Events, honouring the WSA Winners’ 2011 and celebrating the best products in e-Content. The Gala attracted again high-level guests from all over the world, including Heads of State and government representatives, executives from UN agencies and private sector leaders who personally handed over the award trophies to the 40 winners of the Global e-Content contest.
WELCOME BY THE WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thank you for joining the WSA Winners’ Events, showcasing outstanding contents from all corners of the globe. In an ocean of information we need lighthouses to click into harbors of digital excellence.
The upcoming days will give you a unique opportunity to network and get to know esteemed experts and innovative developers in the field of quality
Cairo will see a global panopticum of knowledge and spirit in e-Content with WSA winning products from 105 UN member and 460 projects.
They will demonstrate and showcase the richness and diversity made possible by the mobile ICT revolution.
All this is made possible through the support from ITIDA and Cairo ICT under the patronage of H.E. Mohamed Salem,
Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
WSA is an opportunity to learn from each other, irrespective of origin or market. As a flagship initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and development,
WSA is paving the way for a development of high quality digital content industry closing digital divides and contributing to a Knowledge Society for all.
Prof. Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA Board of Directors
Dear WSA Winners, dear WSA winners'events attendees,
It is real a pleasure for me to welcome you in Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, the place of the youth revolution - at Cairo ICT, the largest ICT
exhibition in the Middle East.
I would like to congratulate you all for your great achievements. Your intellect and innovative sense
allowed you to reach this position and to celebrate it in our beloved Egypt. The land where social networking lead to an unprecedented peaceful
Being here would give you the opportunity to meet the historical and new Egypt, to know more about the revolution not only in the IT industry
but to live with us some historical moments in our peaceful democratic transition and a whole new chapter in our history.
Again, it is a source of pride to host you here as being one of the supporters of the e-Content production in Egypt for many years and worked
on the initiation of having of National competition for e-Content production in Egypt with ITIDA support in order to participate in the World Summit Award.
Ms. Effat El Shooky, WSA Board Member for Egypt and Arab Countries
Director of Online Distance Learning Program,Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa -CCCPA