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Monday, 26 September, 2016 - 12:49
WSA is happy to have found a strong partner in  Mr. Tshering Cigay Dorj, CEO of  Thimphu TechPark (TTP) as WSA national expert for Bhutan. Thimphu TechPark (TTP) is the flagship IT development in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is the country's first IT Park - promoted by the Ministry of Information & Communications, supported by the World Bank and developed jointly by Assetz Property Group of Singapore and Druk Holdings & Investments, Bhutan.
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016 - 15:01
EUROPEAN FORUM ALPBACH : WSA CHAIRMAN SHARING INSIGHTS ON SMART CITY DEVELOPEMNT Urban development is a matter of billions, by 2050 3 of 4 people will live in cities. Complex challenges in an increasingly digitised world require cooperative actions and a future-oriented administration. What chances and difficulties does digitization provided? Can municipal administrations open themselves and involve the citizens democratically, fairly, and sustainably into the day-to-day administration processes?
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 14:52
WSA@WSIS Forum Geneva
The World Summit Award is a global WSIS related activity to select and promote digital innovation and local interactive content with an impact on society.
Tuesday, 5 April, 2016 - 11:06
Singapore
The World Summit Award South East Asia (WSA-SEA) was officially launched at Bash on 16 March 2016. Newly conceptualised under the umbrella of the World Summit Award, the WSA-SEA will start its search for the crème de la crème of digital innovations in the region.
Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 11:29
  Show your digital contribution to the UN SDGs! You are younger than 30? You have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology? You want to make a difference in the world, your country or community? You are a committed social entrepreneur and are eager to give your project a new drive?
Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 10:29
  WSA call 2016 for mobile innovation with impact on society is open! You have a mobile application that should be shown to the world? You use mobile technology to make an impact on the society? WSA-mobile seeks for mobile treasures – so make sure to submit your project until July 15th for the pre-selection of WSA-mobile in your country through your national expert! Do not hesitate to take the opportunity to bring your mobile innovation to a global stage! 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 - 17:44
Thursday, 17 December, 2015 - 16:30
"Amazing time; Amazing people." The WSA Innovation Forum brought the latest insights on innovation and its effects on education to Puebla. Keynotes and inspiring interactive sessions on entrepreneurship highlighted the importance and improvement of innovation in education. Over 350 students, lecturers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders met in Puebla and shared their experiences and insights on how education takes a clear infulence on innovation. Workshops and talks also focused on what is the main winning factors for start ups.
Friday, 13 November, 2015 - 15:42
  SET ON SUCCESS:  MEXICO’s 4 WINNERS ROCKING WSA 2015   Be it an app to diagnose cancer (Miroculus), an early warning system for earthquakes (Grillo (Cricket), an interactive game to manage your own space program (Kerbal Space Program) or PARE, a black box of violence prevention – Mexico’s digital innovators provided a tough competition for this years WSA nominations. Find all WSA Winners here.  
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 - 14:52
EDUCATE TO INNOVATE : INNOVATE TO START UP The WSA Innovation Forum Puebla brings the latest insights on innovation and its effects on education to Puebla. Keynotes and inspiring interactive sessions on entrepreneurship highlight the importance and improvement of innovation in education. The Innovation Forum is organized in the framework of the Higher Education International Conference ANUIES 2015 “University Social Responsibility: local and global challenges”.
Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 11:29
40 Winners from 24 countries, selected from 386 nominations. WSA 2015 once more presents a diameter of innovation from Indonesia to Argentina, from Iceland to New Zealand. Be it a tool for accurate diagnostics of wounds, a webpage to organize international meetings for you or a political think tank, the WSA Winners 2015 offer a vast spectre of digital innovation. Find the WSA winners 2015 here: http://www.wsis-award.org/winners  
Wednesday, 23 September, 2015 - 12:02
NY, USA
From September, 23 to 25, 2015, the World Summit Awards will be present in the frameworks of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly to implement for the 1st time the WSA SDG Impact Award!
Sunday, 20 September, 2015 - 10:10
The World Summit Award announces the 97 international projects chosen by the WSA Online Jury to go to the second round of evaluation. Selected from 386 nominations from 86 countries, these 97 digital innovations will now be evaluated by the WSA Grand Jury, that steps together in Baku, Azerbaijan, September 17-20. WSA congratulates the shortlisted nominees!  Find the complete list here!  
Sunday, 20 September, 2015 - 09:33
The World Summit Award announces the 97 international projects chosen by the WSA Online Jury to go to the second round of evaluation.  Selected from 386 nominations from 86 countries, these 97 digital innovations will now be evaluated by the WSA Grand Jury, that steps together in Baku, Azerbaijan, September 17-20. WSA congratulates its shortlisted Nominations!
Saturday, 19 September, 2015 - 11:45
ADA University - Baku, Azerbaijan
September 18th, 2015 Yesterday’s WSA Innovation Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, hosted by the ASAN Innovations Center Azerbaijan and ADA University, brought not only an impressive overview on the latest insights in Innovations by WSA Keynote speakers. Interactive discussions ensured that the audience consisting of local students and entrepreneurs to challenge the speakers and presenters.
Thursday, 10 September, 2015 - 12:35
18th September 2015
Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 12:37
In 2015 World Summit Award received 386 nominations from 86 UN member states. They were selected from the WSA experts network through a democratic and highly competitive evaluation process and represent the best and most innovative solutions world-wide. They demonstrate how mobile and internet applications can tackle social challenges, and have a strong local impact in the fields of health, education, environment, government or inclusion. Find all nominees 2015 here:
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 15:58
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS AUGUST 2, 2015 The World Summit Award selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and innovative information and communication technology applications. The award is partnered with the key United Nations organizations and agencies; to date more than 178 countries are actively involved.
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 - 12:12
Bonn, Germany
3 days of inspiring talks and amazing new networks: WSA and its partner award EYA joing in the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. Hosting 3 speed networking sessions during the event offered participants not only new connections, it also raised awareness on the work of the WSA and EYA: Connecting people to transfer knowledge and innovative mind sets!
Thursday, 11 June, 2015 - 10:57
World Summit Award expert for Botswana, and co-founder of “The Clicking Generation”, Ms. Agang K. Ditlhogo, has been quite busy in the past few months. She visited various areas of Botswana, to check on the situation od ICT development all over the country.
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 15:34
From June 15 to 17, 2015, São Paulo will become an exceptional hub for young developers and digital entrepreneurs - under 30 years of age - who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action and make a difference.
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 11:11
Geneva
WSA @ World Summit on the Information Society Forum, once more, working towards the same goal: "Making the Information Society reality". Held in Geneva, where already in 2003 delegates from 175 countries came together for the first phase of WSIS and adopted a Declaration of Principles, the WSIS Forum is one of the main annual appointments for the ICT4D community around the world. It represents an occasion for experts in ICT to meet and share  the last updates in the field.
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 15:52
You have a digital solution that should be shown to the world? You use technology to make an impact on the society? Write to: office@worldsummitawards.org WSA will be happy to introduce you to your national expert. WSA seeks for e-treasures in 2015 – so make sure to submit your project until your national deadline for the pre-selection of WSA in your country.
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 21:50
The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2015 will be hosted by the Innovations Center Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan from Sept 17-20 2015. 20 international experts will get together to evaluate the best and most innovative applications, submitted to the World Summit Award from all UN member states. More here...
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 21:38
One goal- 178 countries in action: Selecting the world's most outstanding e-Content, putting the UN-WSIS targets for the information society into motion. The World Summit Award (WSA) is the global follow-up initiative of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM), Salzburg, Austria. It partners with the key UN organisations and agencies in the framework of the UN Geneva Agenda and the Tunis Action Plan and selects and promotes the world's best e-Content and innovative ICT applications; to date 178 countries are actively involved.
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 21:20
Where young entrepreneurs meet and start up - WSA Global Congress, highlight of the WSA year cylce, is THE plattform for young entreprneurs and start ups to show their digital innovations, get expert feedback and mentoring & make valuable business contacts for future ventures. Join us!
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 20:36
In 2015 World Summit Award received 386 nominations from 86 UN member states.They were selected from the WSA experts network through a democratic and highly competitive evaluation process and represent the best and most innovative solutions world-wide. They demonstrate how mobile and internet applications can tackle social challenges, and have a strong local impact in the fields of health, education, environment, government or inclusion. Find all nominees 2015 here...
Wednesday, 1 April, 2015 - 10:37
The WSA-mobile and its amazing Winners are always popular. On the last number, “HIVE", a magazine from Trinidad and Tobago, dedicated a six page space to the World Summit Award Mobile and its Winners.
Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 15:06
WSA Paraguay started the call for application developers in view of the World Summit Award 2015. The World Summit Award (WSA) Paraguay 2015 event is already underway and invites Paraguayan developers to apply their creations.
Monday, 16 March, 2015 - 16:55
  VOICES FROM THE WSA SOCIAL INNOVATION CONGRESS 2016  
Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 17:43
SMART MINDS. INNOVATE. CONNECT. WSA at the WMC Barcelona. The World Summit Awards Mission is to find end select the smartest and most innovative content. So it is clear the the only global Award for smart content is present at the World Mobile Congress, the world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry C-Level executives.
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014 - 09:30
The WSA-mobile jury completed the first round of evaluation and selected 202 projects for round 2. Out of these shortlisted projects they will now select the 40 WSA-mobile winners 2014. Find out who made it on the shortlist.
Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 13:38
You think content counts and apps are not just for killing time? You even have an app developed that you want to present on a global stage? Then it’s high time to get involved with the WSA-mobile!
Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 12:44
The best of the best are found! The jury of the World Summit Award has announced the 8 best e-Content projects of 2013, on in each of the 8 categories of the WSA. After going through several stages of evaluation where the products were checked by an international jury of ICT experts, these 8 ventures were honored at the Global Congress in Colombo/ Sri Lanka to be the best in terms of content, design, and value for the user.  
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 10:51
The Best of the Best... from the Arab speaking World! The Grand Jury of the WSA announced 23 amazing winnig products.
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013 - 15:36
It is done: In 3 long days, the WSA Grand Jury evaluated the world's best e-content and found 40 winners in 8 categories.
Monday, 12 August, 2013 - 15:13
The WSA Online Jury has started - in about four weeks time, the best e-content from all over the world will be evaluated.Here are all the facts and numbers and the complete 
Monday, 15 July, 2013 - 15:35
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reshan Dewapura is a busy man. Even more so these days as he and his team of Chitranganie Mubarak and Athula Pushpakumara prepare to welcome the global e-content community for the WSA Winners Event 2013, October 23-26.
Thursday, 6 June, 2013 - 13:06
Tallinn, Estonia
WSA Grand Jury to select world’s best e-Content developers in Tallinn
Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 15:13
Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 16:09
# ICT CREATIVITY
Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 - 10:15
In celebration of the WSIS process’ 10th anniversary, WSA brings a basket full of highlights to the WSIS +10 review event in Paris. Discuss the outcomes and perspectives of the WSIS process in our workshops. Look back on a decade of excellent e-Content and celebreate the best of the best in a WSA grand gala night.
Friday, 28 December, 2012 - 14:00
Tuesday, 4 December, 2012 - 17:53
  WSA celebrates WSIS+10 anniversary in Paris. Grand Jury to select eight outstanding WSA winners for special recognition at gala night.
Monday, 24 September, 2012 - 13:16
For the very first time, World Summit Award will take part in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT).
Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 14:21
… Flying to Canada … The World Summit Youth Award 2012-competition has come to an end and it has been a great ride. They received 1200 applications from more than 120 countries and WSYA was overjoyed with this record-breaking response! (As compared to last year's 687 people registered from 97 countries.) With this result one can honestly say that the UN Millennium Development Goals were put into action in many different digital projects and initiatives. They are still a source of inspiration and a driving force behind social entrepreneurship.
Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 09:10
How do producers make the most of their products? Check out our videoclip to become a real WSA Insider and find out what it comes down to in the WSA nomination process!
Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 15:51
How do experts know what is important when nominating their products? Check out our videoclip to become a real WSA Insider and find out what really matters in the WSA nomination process!
Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 13:50
If one is not empowered, it is difficult to make oneself heard. The prestigious, annual mBillionth award for mobile innovators recognizes people across South Asia who show exceptional courage and leadership in minimizing the digital divide and advocating empowerment through mobile devices and contents. All will be on display at the mBillionth Award Ceremony on 21 July in New Delhi.
Friday, 29 June, 2012 - 08:41
When the World Summit Award Mobile took place for the first time in 2010, Abu Dhabi was the host to celebrate the best m-Content solutions – submitted from nearly 100 UN member states worldwide. The WSA-mobile Grand Jury members 2010 selected the 40 winners out of more than 420 m-Content applications from nearly 100 countries.
Friday, 29 June, 2012 - 08:38
While memory of 2010 football World Cup is slowly fading away, a South African conference lights the way for the continent’s digital future. In May 2012, WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck took part in Capetown’s ICT-INDABA Conference 2012, using the opportunity to present South African highlights in digital content.
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 09:42
Salzburg
Grace is no longer isolated. Thanks to her mom, Lisa Domican, who invented an i-Phone App for Autists, she can easily communicate with others. Take BBC Janala: 25 million Bangladeshis learn English with this mobile service that does not cost more than a cup of tea. Both BBC Janala and the Grace App for Autism won the World Summit Award mobile in 2010. These local applications show how mobile solutions can efficiently include others and have value add for users.
Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 14:48
Salzburg
Long time ago, Cairo was the city on the Nile, which revolutionised media with papyrus paper. 2500 years later, Egypts capital has been fertilizer for the Arab Spring with its new social media revolution, giving hope and new energy to a whole region. Hence, there could be no better place to honour the best digital developers and content producers worldwide.
Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 10:25
Cairo
Under the slogan “Spring of technologies” H.E. Mohamed Salem, Egyptian Minister of Communications and IT, accompanied by four African ICT ministers, inaugurated Cairo ICT 2012 on Thursday, April 26.
Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 22:57
Cairo, Egypt
We have great news for everyone who would like to stay tuned to the WSA Winner’s event at the Cairo ICT 2012! Even if you could not come to Cairo in person, you can feel the vibe of this amazing event thanks to a life coverage which is streamed online at http://tv.wupy.org.
Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 15:17
Salzburg/Cairo
Egyptian online service Erada Portal receives UN-based World Summit Award. Cairo ICT presents the best e-Content Websites worldwide from April 26 to 29.
Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 13:21
Salzburg, Austria
In an interview World Summit Award Chairman Peter A. Bruck talks about the "Content Gap", why Cairo will showcase the best e-Content producers and the need to overcome linguistic barriers.
Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 12:50
Word Summit Award will celebrate its Winners – 40 outstanding e-Content products and their producers – at the largest ICT exhibition in the Middle East from April 26th to 29th. We introduce to you a first version of the WSA programme to give you an idea of the opportunities that await you. Read the latest WSA programme  
Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 09:42
Copenhagen/Cairo
The Winner of the 2011 World Summit Award for e-Content and Creativity, The WALL, has been selected by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) to serve as a role model and inspiration for a new interactive wall in Cairo. It furthermore helps to celebrate the values of democracy, the rich history and culture of Cairo.
Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 11:15
Salzburg
Precious world poetry smartly concentrated on one website, a digital How to-Guide for farmers or e-Comics that turn school lessons into a real pleasure: World Summit Award takes its winners and their extraordinary digital projects to the heart of a powerful and young digital movement. From April 26th to April 29th 2012 the WSA Winners' Event will take place in Cairo.
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 15:26
Salzburg, Austria
Apps that help autists communicate or show the next elevator to handicapped people were among the winners of WSA-mobile 2010. Together with other WSA-mobile awardees they demonstrate the potential of quality content for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. In 2012 WSA-mobile, the sister award of the e-Content competition World Summit Award (WSA) supported by key partner Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), starts its second edition with an exclamation mark.
Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 - 14:55
Khartoum, Sudan
The WSA road show in the Republic Sudan was part of the "The Second International ICT Conference - E-Applications in Developing Countries: Directions and Challenges" which was held from 27 -29/11/2011, paralleling the largest ICT exhibition show of the country, the Kitex, in Khartoum.
Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 09:27
Salzburg, Austria
“The most important digital divide is the content divide” WSA Chairman Peter Bruck said at the sixth Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi. It was important to highlight that the digital divide meant not only an access divide in remote regions. With the content gap the richness and diversity of electronic products was at stake.
Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 15:33
Salzburg, Austria
How can Internet Governance be integrated into development approaches? What is the role of journalists in the Internet 3.0 world? Does Governance vary, comparing mobile and wired Internet? These and other questions will be discussed by members of Governments, Civil Society, International Organizations and the Private Economy during the IGF in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011.
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 10:40
Venezuela
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 11:23
India
There is so much out there in the world of ICT – but how to discover the really good, creative and innovative stuff? Information overflow doesn’t only mean that we consume more and more media and advertisement everyday while paying less and less attention to them. It also affects our willingness to dig through the tons of great e-contents constantly coming out – globally. The WSA closes this gap and selects the best and most innovative products in new media all over the world - just have your pick!
Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 13:57
Salzburg, Austria
If you use websites, apps or other digital contents for social good, this is your chance! The World Summit Youth Award extends the deadline for submitting the entries until July 31st. Compete now with other projects from all around the world and win the chance to meet engaged Youth from all continents and network with representatives of NGOs, governments and media!
Sunday, 10 July, 2011 - 09:20
New Delhi, India
South Asia is bearing witness to the power of mobile devices to provide millions with smart and meaningful content and services. The mBillionth Award Gala and Events on Saturday, July 23rd, in New Delhi highlight mobile innovations, applications and contents from the region, thereby challenging social and economic deficits and enhancing mass inclusion, development and digital equity.
Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 11:05
Jakarta
IDBYTE, the biggest digital event in Indonesia, is coming up on July 11-14! Covering the hottest topics in digital industry, IDBYTE features a conference, exhibition and workshops with top global speakers in the digital Industry, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Ebay. Connect with all industry stakeholders under one roof in Jakarta: from brand marketers, technology providers, digital agencies and experts, online portals to traditional business owners. It is a golden opportunity to network with top players in the digital world and to discover new digital trends and technologiies.
Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 14:08
Moscow
The first international Future Media Forum was launched by the Russian media holding RIA Novosti in Moscow on June 24th. Focusing on the development of media technology, the impact of new media on society, and the future of journalism, the Forum presented high-profile speakers from around the world, such as WSA network and board members Alfredo Ronchi (Italy), Catherine Warren (Canada), Dorothy Gordon (Ghana), Mahar Al-Hashash (Kuwait), Ralph Simon (UK) and Tomi Ahonen (Finland), as well as WSA chairman Peter A. Bruck
Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 13:58
Multi-channel and multi-device content for savvy citizens and creative use of biometric, wireless and conventional services are the hallmarks of the stellar products which are announced as this year’s winners of the UN based World Summit Award (WSA). The winners competed with over 460 projects from 105 UN Memberstates. Now the worldwide winners in each of the 8 WSA categories are announced. Click here to learn what is top in e-content on a global scale.
Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 12:38
Geneva
Making the Information Society reality, that is the purpose of the WSA as well as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).  The WSIS Forum 2011 was held from 16 to 20 May 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum provided structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation.
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 15:18
Manama
The public celebration of the Arab e-Content Award Winners took place in Bahrain on Tuesday, May 17th. The Arab eContent Award is a regional spin-off of the World Summit Award (WSA). It recognizes the outstanding achievements of content producers, application developers and new media providers in the Arab world. Highest level of Human Achievement
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 14:57
Salzburg
Do you use social media to do good for your community and for your own future? Do you use blogs and vlogs to raise critical questions? Do you create websites or mobile apps that fight discrimination, hunger or diseases? Are you under 30 years of age? If yes, take your chance to show that you are at home in digital and social media and know how to bring about positive development, be it in your neighbourhood or in another country: Submit your new media project to the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) and win the chance to meet engaged Youth from around the world and network with representatives of NGOs, governments and media!
Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 14:37
Kampala
Daniel Stern, WSA National Expert of Uganda, writing about the National Pre-Selection.
Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 09:10
Hong Kong
The selection of the world’s best digital content got underway at the opening of the World Summit Award (WSA) 2011 Grand Jury in Hong Kong. Under the topic “Revolutionizing with Technology and Creating Harmony with Content”, experts from all over the world discussed new developments in the fields of ICT and digital content. They met in Hong Kong on 8th April, 2011 as a start for the upcoming Jury Process of the WSA.
Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 03:11
Hong Kong
Follow our tweets at Twitter and stay updated on WSA and e-Content news via Facebook.  Check out the first pictures on flickr. If you twitter about the Grand Jury Opening Conference, please use the hashtag #WSAhk
Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 03:53
Hong Kong
The WSA Grand Jury Opening Conference will take place tomorrow, Friday, 8 April 2011, at Cyberport, Hong Kong.  Find the current programme of the conference entitled "Revolutionizing with Technology and Creating Harmony with Content" underneath. Follow our tweets at Twitter and stay updated on WSA and e-Content news via Facebook.  If you twitter about the Grand Jury Opening Conference, please use the hashtag #WSAhk Download the Programme as pdf.  
Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 04:58
Abu Dhabi
In its capacity as the WSA national expert, The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates announced the selected nominees, who will represent the UAE during the World Summit Award. The selection process was carried out through an internal committee that has been established to review the submissions and select the best nominees as per the WSA criteria and rules.
Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 04:04
Tallinn
A competition organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the State Informatics Centre has determined the best e-contents in the country. A total of 71 new domestic e-solutions took part in the competition. The winners will move on the international World Summit Award competition.  
Friday, 1 April, 2011 - 12:14
Hong Kong/Salzburg
Friday, 18 March, 2011 - 13:05
Hongkong/Salzburg
Invitation: WSA Grand Jury Opening Conference in Hong Kong, April 8th. When over 30 renowned experts in the field of ICT content come together to decide what the current world’s best digital contents are, they face a serious time of work behind closed doors. This way they can assure fair assessment. But to make the cumulated expertise of these opinion leaders accessible to all those interested, they open the doors to visitors:
Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 18:00
Manama
This year's Bahrain eContent Award, a national contest serving as pre-selection for the WSA, was supported by WSA Board Members Jak Boumans and Alfredo Ronchi. They were part of a 13 member Jury deciding on the best local content in the categories e-Government, e-Entertainment, e-Health, e-Learning, e-Science, e-Inclusion, e-Business, e-Culture, e-Banking and e-Media.
Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 09:05
Salzburg/World
You can now enter your product for the national pre-selection of the World Summit Award. Five winners in each of the 8 categories will be able to present their product on a world stage and gain international standing and reputation. “The WSA offers a level playing field for developers from all 160 countries participating,” stresses WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck. “That is what is special about the WSA. As a United Nations-mandated initiative, it showcases digital contents in different languages and designs from all over the world as to show that great developments can come from any country, no matter what size.”
Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 12:40
Vienna/Cairo/New Delhi/Ljubljana/Washington
The WSA-mobile awards the best mobile contents worldwide. Outstanding projects were decorated in 8 categories, including m-Environment & Health. Winners in this category hail from Austria, Egypt, India, Slovenia and the USA. The category targets mobile contents and services encouraging sustainable models of living, new mobile approaches to monitoring and reducing pollution, mobile technologies to deliver health care and to meet the needs of citizens, patients, healthcare professionals and providers as well as epidemic and pandemic alert services.  
Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 14:02
Canberra/Brasilia/Helsinki/Moscow/London
WSA-mobile winners have been announced, including those of the category "m-Media & News". The category targets concepts of reporting news using the mobile phone, covering natural disasters, public campaigning, multimedia news, mobile media aggregation and search services. More and more important gets citizen journalism and crowd sourcing. Winners in this category hail from Australia, Brazil, Finland, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Thursday, 13 January, 2011 - 12:17
Vienna/Sofia/Budapest/Rome/Talinn
The first WSA-mobile winners ever have been announced. One of the categories, in which projects were awarded, is "m-Tourism & Culture". The category targets products that bring cultural heritage to mobile platforms and provide guides to the diversity of cultures, sites and objects. Winners in this category hail from Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy and Latvia.
Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 13:50
Rome
On December 15th the awarding ceremony of the eContentAward Italy 2010 has been held. 2010 is the fifth edition of this prestigious prize, which serves as a national pre-contest for the international World Summit Award 2011. The set of trophies are assigned by the International Jury to the best eContent and services produced in Italy every year. Perfect framework of such a ceremony has been the Quaroni room within the historical palace of the Esposizione Universale di Roma institution headquarters.
Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 13:40
by Peter A. Bruck (Salzburg, Austria)
Explosive growth of mobile phone markets transforms ICT landscape and information society The mobile-phone market in countries such as India is growing so fast that Indian wireless carriers add 15 or more million new subscribers monthly, a new high mark for mobile-phone service growth in the world’s largest democracy.
Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 10:24
Canberra/Helsinki/Mexico City/Moscow/Tokio
The first WSA-mobile winners ever have been announced. One of the categories, in which projects were awarded, is "m-Entertainment & Lifestyle". The category targets sports, games, music, fashion and fun brought mobile. Winners in this category hail from Australia, Finland, Japan, Mexico and Russia.
Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 10:17
Abu Dhabi/Dhaka/Dublin/New Delhi/Ottawa
The first WSA-mobile winners ever have been announced. One of the categories, in which projects were awarded, is "m-Learning & Education". The category aims at mobile contents and apps which serve the needs of learners to acquire knowledge and skills via their mobile phone – as life-long learning from pre-school to corporate training. Winners in this category hail from Bangladesh, Canada, India, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 - 16:29
Abu Dhabi
Click here to view videos of the spectacular Gala Award Ceremony, the Conference Opening, the multitude of Plenary Sessions - as well as the UN GAID sessions.  All videos are provided and owned by the Abu Dhabi Government.   Video Archive © Abu Dhabi Government   GAID Day 1 - Sunday December 5, 2010
Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 10:15
Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 05:22
Abu Dhabi
The 2010 World Summit Awards for Mobile Content (WSA-mobile) were distributed last evening at the Awards Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi.  The Gala was the spectacular opening event for the WSA Mobile Winners’ Conference and Expo, which takes place December 7-8 at the Yas Marina Circuit Media Centre.  
Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 15:36
Abu Dhabi
The WSA-mobile Winners' Gala, Conference & Expo in Abu Dhabi have started. Have a look at the exiting programme for December 5th to 8th here. You can find pictures of all events at flickr.
Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 08:40
Berlin/Manama/New Delhi/Tunis/Washington
The first WSA-mobile winners ever have been announced. One of the categories, in which projects will be awarded, is "m-Governance & Participation". The category aims at mobile contents and apps which help delivering public services to individuals, businesses and organisations, in order to foster quality and efficiency of information exchange and strengthen the participation of individuals and groups. Winners in this category hail from Bahrain, Germany, India, Tunisia and the USA.
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 17:40
Berlin/London/Moscow/New Delhi/Washington
The first WSA-mobile winners ever have been announced. One of the categories, in which projects will be awarded, is "m-Business & Commerce". The category aims at contents and apps which help using mobile phones for buying, selling and banking, as well as for servicing customers and for collaborating with business partners. Winners in this category hail from Germany, India, Russia, the UK and the USA.
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 10:24
Salzburg/Abu Dhabi
They competed with over 420 projects from nearly 100 countries. Now the worldwide winners in each of the 8 WSA-mobile categories are announced. Click here to learn what is top in mobile contents and apps on a global scale.
Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 10:25
Abu Dhabi
Mobile content industry experts from 160 countries were working to submit the best mobile contents and apps from their country for this year’s World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile). Now it is the turn of a prestigious Grand Jury to decide what is top and what is flop in an international comparison. Both ensures that the Award will present the world's best mobile contents and most innovative cell phone applications in areas ranging from m-Business and m-Government to m-Health and m-Empowerment.
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 17:02
Helsinki/Abu Dhabi
Mobile Monday Global is partnering and supporting participation with the World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile) as the first global contest and award for best mobile content and high quality applications.
Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 14:40
September 18-22, 2010, New York City
With just five years left to achieve the MDGs, world leaders see the UN Review Summit as an opportunity to re-energise the global MDG effort and agree on a concrete action plan to accelerate progress towards meeting the Goals by their target date of 2015. While government leaders discuss implementation strategies for the MDGs the youth take action, which is reflected in the WSYA 2010 winning projects.
Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 19:36
Call is open! Our goal: Selecting the world's most outstanding e-Content, putting the UN-WSIS targets for the information society into action; to date more than 175 countries are actively involved. Be part of this years competition and apply for WSA 2015!
Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 09:01
The Winners Events of the World Summit Youth Award 2010 bring together the most committed and creative Young People from around the world to meet at the time of the UN Millennium Review Summit. Winners Events of WSYA takes place in New York , September 18th - 22nd, 2010! For more information about this event, please download pdf brochure here.
Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 10:12
 Mobile technology is leading a connectivity revolution which gives nearly 90 per cent of the world’s population and even people in rural and remote areas access to digital communication and information. The latest data from the International Telecommunications Union, which acts as the world body for IT within the UN, show that mobile is today more wide spread than TV which reaches only 75 per cent of all households.
Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 01:00
Salzburg
Europe's premier Multimedia Awards for young creators of Digital Media has extended its deadline for entries until July 30th and are offering free registration for new EUROPRIX entries, to give the Continents’ young digital media producers even more of a chance to gain the recognition and success they deserve.
Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 11:27
Salzburg
Quit Facebook? No thanks! Rather use it reasonably! Youth show how it works at the World Summit Youth Award 2010 Yesterday the American initiative „quit Facebook day” started a worldwide appeal to young people to terminate their Facebook account. The Cause? The often and thoroughly discussed violation of privacy-rights. Mathias Haas, winner of the World Summit Youth Award 2009, shows that Facebook is an important platform linking socially committed people on a world-wide basis.
Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 09:29
Salzburg
Success story Ghana Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory WSA Board member Dorothy Gordon first met Mitja Jermol of videolectures.net at the WSA Gala in Mexico in 2009 – and the result of this meeting led to a very positive cooperation for the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and its new AI laboratory.
Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 13:00
Salzburg
Are you under 30 with an interesting site on the web? Do you care about creating culture, gender equality, education for all or issues like hunger, poverty, disease and environmental degradation? GET ACTION ON MDGs! The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) invites young designers, e-content creators, writers and bloggers from around the world to enter their online projects right now at www.youthaward.org and to present their website or mobile application addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the world!
Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 08:45
Sri Lanka
The mBillionth Award brings together the best mobile experts in South Asia as jurors deliberate and decide on the award-winning mobile applications and entrepreneurs in the region. The nomination and jury process is transparent and fair, and has drawn support from leading corporate and government players in the region.  Nominations have come from 6 South Asian countries.  The Jury will take place in June 11th and 12th in Colombo.
Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 10:42
Salzburg
WSA Chairman Peter Bruck is glad to announce that Ms. Dorothy Gordon, Director of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (Ghana) and Mr. Lumko Mtimde, CEO of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (South Africa) have accepted their nomination to the WSA Board and were confirmed as new Board members.
Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 09:08
Salzburg, Austria
GET ACTION ON THE MDGs! WSYA invites once again young designers, e-content creators, writers and bloggers from around the world to enter their online-projects in an international multimedia competition: using internet and mobiles to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into Action!
Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 09:49
Bangladesh/Ecuador
Bangladesh National e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010 was launched in January and within two months 93 nominations have been submitted in 14 categories. The Jury process was held during April 23-24, 2010 and moderated by WSA Board member Mr. Osama Manzar.
Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 14:04
Salzburg / New Delhi
With three winners each, creative content producers and application designers from those countries topped approximately 20.000 other products and projects from the 157 countries participating in the 4th edition of the World Summit Award. 34 leading e-Content experts from all continents met for the WSA Grand Jury in New Delhi, India to consider 545 national finalists from United Nations Member States.
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 16:01
WSA Head Office
Within the global context of the United Nations efforts of the World Summit on the Information Society, the World Summit Award (WSA) is conducting a world wide call for nominations for the WSA 2010/11 Expert Panel – a selection of most eminent experts from each of the 192 United Nations’ member states.
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 16:01
WSA Head Office
i4d got an opportunity to catch up with Rajen Varada, Managing Director, Technology for the People, Karnataka, India. Rajen Varada is basically, an animation artist, and has worked various NGOs. His journey started from his early quest to find out how social messages could be conveyed effectively through animation and other multimedia tools. Later he joined in UNICEF as project manager to design a health dissemination package for rural communities called ‘Sisu Samrakshak’ and then he entered into the development sector.
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 15:59
WSA Head Office
The World Summit Award organisation and the IPv6 Forum with their respective worldwide affiliates have forged a future-oriented strategic alliance to foster design and promotion of next generation applications using the New Internet Protocol version 6 in view of the looming IPv4 address exhaustion prediction to happen during the year 2010 ( 10.10.10).
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 15:58
WSA Head Office
Portal Rena obtuvo segundo lugar en premios WSA Venezuela Los premios WSA Venezuela corresponden a un proyecto global que muestra y reconoce los beneficios de la sociedad de la informaci?n a trav?s de contenidos digitales y aplicaciones desarrolladas por organizaciones, empresas e instituciones p?blicas.
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 01:00
Salzburg
WSA has now designed a new "WSA Winners Seal" which is granted to all WSA Winners as a sign of recognition for outstanding achievements in quality Content creation and innovative use if ICTs. Winners are free to use it for promotion purposes of their projects. You are a WSA Winner and interested in receiving the Winners Seal? Let us know and send us an e-mail at: wsa@icnm.net and we will provide you on the spot!
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 01:00
Sao Paulo, Brazil
International seminar on "Knowledge Economy from the perspective of Inclusion": Developing Technology and Innovation for persons with Disabilities
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010 - 01:00
WSA Annual Report 2009
Please find the WSA Annual Report 2009 here with reports on the WSA Grand Jury, which was held in New Delhi/ India, and the glamorous WSA Winners' GAla, which took place in Monterrey/ Mexico.
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 01:00
WSA Selected Media Coverage 2009
In the WSA 2009 contest 157countries participated. The media coverage has extended in all five continents and provides you with a good overview of best practice in e-Content and Creativity. Find out here what the media reports about WSA. 
Monday, 7 December, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Berlin
LinguaTV has received the World Summit Award (WSA) for the best e-Content in the category e-Learning and Education with the product Lingorilla. They have been very successful with their products and recently won another award, the MEDEA Award in Germany.
Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg
Since another bi-annual term of WSA is coming to an end, stay well informed on next terms' upcoming events and have a look at the WSA timeframe 2010-11 here.
Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Monterrey
The World Summit Award (WSA) honoured the best projects in e-Content and e-applications from around the globe at the Gala Events in Monterrey/Mexico, which took place from September 2-5, 2009 in collaboration with the United Nations GAID Global Forum and leading Mexican Online publication Indigo Brainmedia.
Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Monterrey
The World Summit Award (WSA) and the World Summit Youth Award Winners Celebrations take place in Monterrey from September 2-5, 2009 in collaboration with the UN GAID’s Global Forum on the generous invitation of Indigo Brainmedia.
Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Accra
The company BusyLab attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “TradeNet (Esoko)” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a market information platform that is available via SMS and mobile phones and covers key market information like offers to buy and sell, current market prices, crop news, marketing and policy documents, profiles of farmers and traders.
Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Haarlem
The organization Voices of Africa Media Foundation attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Voices of Africa” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a website that provides young African reporters with the necessary equipment, training and financing to build and pursuit a career and promote the development of open media in Africa. For more information visit the homepage http://www.voicesofafrica.com.
Friday, 14 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Melbourne
The company Spin Communications attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “karma currency” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an online gift voucher website for charitable donations, enabling not-for-profit agencies to provide 100% of all donations to their charity. For more information visit the homepage http://karmacurrencystage1.melb.spin.com.au/.
Friday, 14 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Giza
The company Egypt ICT Trust Fund attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “ICT for Illiteracy Eradication (ICT4IE)” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a tool utilizing advanced ICT to convert learning content of illiteracy classes into a simple, interactive computer-based tutorial that teaches basic reading and writing skills to illiterates. For more information visit the homepage http://www.ictfund.org.eg/.
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Vienna
“Remediation Check” attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a software offering a review of the rehabilitation needs for apartments and houses. Users are guided through a simple step-by-step approach to find the optimal solution that can exploit the maximum energy-saving potential of domestic properties. For more information visit the homepage http://www.sanierungscheck.at.
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Beijing
The company Beijing aweb Digital Science & Technology Co., Ltd. attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “AWEB” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a website providing online services such as news and information, network promotion, online trading, supply and demand information and online recruitment for farmers and agricultural enterprises and institutions. For more information visit the homepage http://www.aweb.com.cn/.
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Warsaw
The company InteliWISE S.A. attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “AvaGuide” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a sophisticated combination of top quality interactive video and text-to-speech technology that enables the creation of virtual characters able to hold customized conversations. For more information visit the homepage http://www.avaguide.net/.
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Bangalore
The company JiGrahak Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd.attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “ngpay” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an end-to-end, mass market mobile commerce service. Through ngpay consumers anywhere in India using entry-level handsets on any telecom network can bank, pay bills, book tickets, make donations, shop and order food from a single place on their mobile handsets. For more information visit the homepage www.ngpay.com.
Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Linz
The company Vogel Audiovision attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Water World” (DVD) has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an exhibition and guided tour themed around water: drinking water in terms of origin, production, components and environmental aspects.
Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Toronto
Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Ljubljana
The Jozef Stefan Institute attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Videolectures.Net” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a website providing free and open access to high quality video lectures presented by distinguished scholars and scientists at prominent events like conferences, summer schools and workshops from many fields of Science. For more information visit the homepage http://videolectures.net/.
Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Awka
The company Mayhem Productions attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Mark of Uru” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an animated web-series using a Nigerian folk story, imagery and culture. This combination explores the boundary between expertise and local content. For more information visit the homepage http://www.mayhemproductions.org/Mark_Of_Uru/Mark_Of_Uru_Animated_Web_Series.html.
Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Burnaby
The Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “A Journey into Time Immemorial” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an innovative website recreating the ancient dwelling and spiritual site of X?:ytem in 3D. The site includes dynamic panoramas, video, sound and contextual educational content. For more information visit the homepage http://www.sfu.museum/time/en/flash/.
Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Kinshasa
Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/San Cristobal de Las Casas
“You Tour” attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an application that provides comprehensive tourist information on iPods. With this, “You Tour” has approximately outrun 20.000 other products and projects from 157 countries participating in the 4th edition of the WSA, the United Nations based contest for e-content and creativity in the Information Society.
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Sydney
The company “Wanted Digital” attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Twelve Canoes” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a website which paints a compelling portrait of the art, culture, history and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the town of Ramingining and the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. For more information visit the homepage http://12canoes.com.au.
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Tampere
The Star Wreck Studios Ltd. attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Wreck a Movie” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a movie production service based on cooperation. It brings together movie enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world to a new kind of manufacturing process, which utilizes especially the potential of networked digital movie production. For more information visit the homepage http://www.wreckamovie.com/.
Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Kortrijk
Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Sofia
Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Dunedin
The Areograph Limited attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “Casebook”, a forensic investigation computer game, has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09). The game utilises the unique Areograph technology and involves actors in real sets and crime scenes that can be navigated in real time by the player. For more information visit the homepage http://www.casebookthegame.com.
Monday, 3 August, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Zagreb
The company Dominativ attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product “IQ Training & Testing” has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an educational and entertaining software which stimulates brain functions and learning processes. It trains the visual, mathematical and logical IQ and tunes up the mental focus and logical understanding. For more information visit the homepage http://www.dominativ.hr.
Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Prague
Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Nanjing
Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Prottes
The e-Learning concepts Rietsch KEG attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "E-DysGate" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an interactive learning environment to train the sensory perception of young dyslexic adults. For more information visit the homepage http://www.edysgate.org.
Thursday, 30 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Berlin
Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Wellington
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Our Space" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a project which guides visitors through virtual and physical exhibition spaces, where they are not only able to view images submitted by the public, but can manipulate this media to create individual representations of national identity. For more information visit the homepage http://ourspace.tepapa.com.
Wednesday, 29 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Kaunas
SPC (Education Development Center, Department of Ministry of Education) attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Human and Nature" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an ICT-based integrated course of natural sciences for classes 5 and 6. It is a pilot project for strategy of ICT integration in the Lithuanian education system. For more information visit the homepage http://mkp.emokykla.lt/gamta5-6/.
Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Padova
QBGROUP attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "CELL (Centre for Experiential Learning)" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with comprehensive eLearning facilities, which address the needs of eHealth. One of the main drivers of this project is the use of emerging digital technologies and new media. For more information visit the homepage http://www.qbgroup.it.
Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Sydney
Lowe Sydney attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Tree People" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an interactive website to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions. For more information visit the homepage http://www.treepeople.co.nz. With this, "Tree People" has approximately outrun 20.000 other products and projects from 157 countries participating in the 4th edition of the WSA, the United Nations based contest for e-content and creativity in the Information Society.
Monday, 27 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Barcelona
The Department of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Catalonia Shared Medical Record" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a pioneer system which integrates all medical records from a single patient collected within multiple health providers. It allows the citizen to know and check its own and personal medical record.
Monday, 27 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Tel Aviv
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Montreal
The Homeless Street Archive attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product Homeless Nation has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with the world’s first website designed by and for the homeless community. This participatory new media project allows voices from the street to engage in peer-to-peer dialogues and to convey their lived experiences to the broader public. For more information visit the website www.homelessnation.org.
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Colombo
The Jinasena Properties Limited attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product Impaired Aid has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a suite of products which can make a significant contribution towards the inclusion of the deaf and blind communities into Society. Their products focus on using the Sinhala Language which is unique to Sri Lanka and is the only language the majority of local blind people can understand and speak.
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Kuching
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Cairo
The Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "The BioMAP Project" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a comprehensive IT-based database of existing Egyptian biodiversity records, which are linked to new inputs from monitoring inside and outside the Protected Areas. For more information visit the website www.biomapegypt.org/.
Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Colombo
The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Government Information Center (GIC)" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a single, electronic, trilingual (Sinhala, Tamil and English) knowledge base of 1,600 services available to citizens from 77 key government organizations. For more information visit the homepage www.gic.gov.lk.
Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Maskat
The Royal Court Affairs attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-Content. The multimedia product "Royal Court Affairs - Mobile Recruitment" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an Electronic Evaluation System receiving job applications through SMS (short messaging system). For more information visit the homepage www.rca.gov.om.
Friday, 17 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Wellington
Salzburg/Wellington (July 17th, 2009). The State Services Commission attracts international attention for creating the world’s best e-content. The multimedia product "National Broadband Map" has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with a visual representation of New Zealand’s broadband landscape. It has been created to graphically represent broadband supplier network footprints alongside geocoded points. For more information visit the homepage www.broadbandmap.govt.nz/map .
Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg/Rome
The Roman Carabinieri attract international attention for creating the world’s best e-content. The multimedia product E.V.A.- Enhanced Vehicle Automation has won the World Summit Award (WSA 09) with an innovative system for the integration of different digital carabinieri services into one multimedia application for police cars. For more information visit the homepage www.carabinieri.it .
Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 01:00
New Delhi
It is with immense pleasure we would like to inform you that Manthan Award South Asia 2009 has been launched. Giving you a quick overview about it: The goal of the Manthan Award South Asia is to showcase the content that already exists and thus demonstrate the richness and diversity of content creativity to those interested in understanding and planning the Global Information Society.  
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg, Austria
Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT), the Bahrain International e-Government Forum 2009 opened yesterday, Monday 25 May, at Isa Cultural Center.
Thursday, 7 May, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg, Austria
Following the outbreak of H1N1 flu and the related travel warnings for events in Mexico, a decision has been made in consultation with the hosts and the UN key partners, to postpone the dates of the WSA Winners Events 2009. The new dates for the WSA Winners Conference are scheduled for September 2 - 5, 2009, with the WSA Gala being held on September 2.
Monday, 27 April, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg / New Delhi
With three winners each, creative content producers and application designers from those countries topped approximately 20.000 other products and projects from the 157 countries participating in the 4th edition of the World Summit Award. 34 leading e-Content experts from all continents met for the WSA Grand Jury in New Delhi, India to consider 545 national finalists from United Nations Member States.
Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 01:00
New Delhi / Salzburg
India has the potential to take the lead in the mobile content industry, says WSA Chairman Prof. Peter A Bruck at the opening of the India International Summit on ‘21st Century India through Digital Content’ in New Delhi today.  
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 - 01:00
Manama, Bahrain
Thursday, 12 March, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg / Osnabrueck
infoMantis has developed an interactive customised screensaver for the World Summit Award (WSA). In WSA design and full of useful focused information and news the WSA-iSaver is a marketing tool with added value for both participants and members of the WSA community. The WSA-iSaver is available free of charge for download on http://www.wsis-award.org/pr/downloads.wbp
Thursday, 26 February, 2009 - 01:00
Salzburg, Austria
India does well. After winning 8 Oscars for the fairytale story of Slumdog Millionaire, India will host the world’s most eminent group of jurors looking at interactive digital content. From 2 – 8 April, the World Summit Award Grand Jury 09 will bring to New Delhi 36 experts in digital content and creativity from 32 different countries to judge the digital Oscars for 2009.
Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 01:00
Rome, Italy
In the afternoon of December 3rd 2008, in the frame work of the Roman technological kermesse,  the awarding ceremony of the Italian eContentAward 2008 was held - the fourth edition of this prestigious award. More than two hundred people attended the prizegiving ceremony. The success of the national contest has already been testified by the great number of authors that have enthusiastically replied to the call for participation.
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008 - 01:00
Salzurg, Austria
The fourth World Summit Award is open for registrations until January 15, 2009! The World Summit Award (WSA) is the global contest to select best practice in e-Content and innovative ICT applications and is dedicated to narrowing the “digital divide”. The contest is open to companies, public institutions, associations and individuals in more than 160 countries. All websites, mobile phone applications DVDs or any other products which use new media in a creative way and have been published since January 1, 2007 are welcome to participate.
Friday, 5 December, 2008 - 01:00
Vienna, Austria
From November 30 - December 2, 2008, about 1200 delegates got together at the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference in Vienna to discuss the subject of “digital integration” and how the Internet in Europe can be put to its best use.
Thursday, 27 November, 2008 - 01:00
Salzburg, Austria
Posted by Aleem Walji, Head of Global Development Initiatives, Google.org We would like to draw your attention to this very interesting posting , which was published on Google.org on the subect of "Why local content matters"   http://blog.google.org/2008/11/why-local-content-matters.html
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 01:00
Salzburg, Austria
The Steering Committee of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) has decided to grant the World Summit Award the status of a Flagship Partnership Initiative. GAID, which is an inclusive global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue on the use of ICT for development, chooses to catalyse multi-stakeholder activities contributing to attaining its objectives across GAID four focus areas (education, entrepreneurship, governance and health): these are the Flagship Partnership Initiatives.
Saturday, 23 August, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
Again this year and for the fourth time, the World Summit Award (WSA) is running a world wide call for nominations for the WSA ‘09 Expert Panel – a selection of most eminent experts from each of the 192 United Nations’ member states. The main task of Expert Panel is to select and propose for the WSA Global Contest the eight national best practice examples in e-content & creativity. The selection shall be made according to the eight WSA categories and guidelines. Only one expert per country will be selected.
Friday, 22 August, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
Under the following link you are now able to watch the summary video of the WSA Gala Event, which was held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice in November 2007. http://www.youtube.com/wsatv
Thursday, 31 July, 2008 - 01:00
New Delhi
29-31.07.2008 In the series of at three road shows to be organized in India, Digital Empowerment Foundation, WSA’s India partner, organized the first road show in its national capital New Delhi on July 29-31, 2008.
Thursday, 17 July, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
Telecentre.org is a community of people and organizations committed to increase the social and economic impact of telecentres around the world. It now joins the Open Training Platform (OTP), a UNESCO-powered hub to free and open learning for development. Both Telecentre.org and OTP are the Flagship Partnership Initiatives of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID).
Saturday, 12 July, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
The Manthan Award is an Indian initiative under the patronage of World Summit Award in the context of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It is an activity, not an organization. Started in 2003, the Manthan Award has traveled a long distance since then with able and successful networking with professional associations, research institutes, government departments and agencies, non-governmental groups and foundations, and others.
Sunday, 22 June, 2008 - 01:00
Kuwait
Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahamd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the annual e-Award has been launched. The award-granting event is held annually by the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), which is headed by HH the Amir. The international award is set to encourage electronic productivity that is based on scientific components and enriching local electronic content, which will reinforce Kuwait's contribution in the technology field.
Saturday, 21 June, 2008 - 01:00
Kuwait
Under patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahamd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Kuwait the annual E-Award has been launched. The award-granting event will be held annually by Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), headed by His Highness the Amir. The international award is set to encourage electronic productivity that is based on scientific components, and enriching local electronic content, which will reinforce the Kuwaiti contribution in the technology field.
Wednesday, 19 March, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
The first WSA Road Show event of 2008 took place in Iran on February 19-21, 2008. Iran, as a developing country, benefited greatly from this event as it promoted creativity and quality e-content among Iranian developers and helped them to get more familiar with local and global best practice in e-content. Reviewing the world’s best examples boosted the self-confidence of many young Iranian e-content developers.
Friday, 22 February, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
WSA is honored to announce a partnership with the 2008 World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE), taking place on April 1-3, 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Under the Support of OECD, the African Union and multiple UN agencies, we proudly present this special event to our members at a reduced rate. The Summit will weave together the brilliant thoughts and actions of the most remarkable people across 70 nations, including:  
Thursday, 7 February, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
WSA is proud to present the six leaders in the business and ICT communities, who have recently been apponited to the WSA Board of Directors: Ali Mammad oglu Abbasov Minister of Communication and Information Technologies AZERBAIJAN YB Dato’ Sri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation MALAYSIA Adama Samass?kou President of the African Academy of Languages, President of WSIS Preparatory Committee for Geneva Phase
Friday, 1 February, 2008 - 01:00
Monterrey, Mexico
For our spanish speaking friends of the WSA: please click here to view the magazine from indigo media, in which you will find a report on the World Summit Award.
Thursday, 24 January, 2008 - 01:00
WSA Head Office
The success and the response - especially from the winners - on the WSA phase 2006-07 with over 20 Road Show events held all over the world and it’s highlight - the Winners Conference and Gala in Venice - have clearly demonstrated that the driving force behind the WSA has developed a solid and stable background, and WSA became a sustainable self carrying initiative. On that basis WSA Board of Directors has decided that WSA shall continue on a bi-annual cycle until the WSIS review meeting in 2015.
Monday, 3 December, 2007 - 00:00
WSA Head Office
The IPv6 Forum welcomes Croatia as its newest member with the establishment of IPv6 Task Force Croatia under the leadership of Mr. Sebastian Ladika, Coordinator, IPv6 Task Force Croatia . The prime objective of the IPv6 Task Force and its members is to promote deployment and swifter uptake of the new Internet using the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industry, education, research communities and government agencies enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge.
Wednesday, 10 October, 2007 - 23:00
Salzburg - New York - Venice
Salzburg - New York - Venice (October 11, 2007) China, Italy, Mexico, and the Russian Federation are the clear winners in the 2007 World Summit Awards which show the global trends in e-Content within the United Nations Member States.
Wednesday, 26 September, 2007 - 23:00
Brijuni, Croatia
WSA is delighted to officially announce the the Winners of 2007, evaluated by the Grand Jury as an example of Best of in e-Content! The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries.
Thursday, 30 August, 2007 - 23:54
Brijuni, Croatia
Who will be the winners of the 2007 Best E-Content in the world? The Grand Jury has been convened in Brijuni, Croatia to review over 400 jurable entries to the World Summit Award. To follow day by day, see our blog at http://worldsummitaward.blogspot.com