WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS (WSA) PRESENTS ITS MASTER LIST ON DIGITAL INNOVATION WITH SOCIAL IMPACT FROM 26 COUNTRIES
World Summit Awards present a global spectrum of change making projects ranging from big data for tourism to organ 3D printing, from a job-platform focusing on female tech talent to empowering smallholder farms – no matter what the technology, it’s the unique content that makes this top 40 exceptional.
Afrocomix is a content hub for all Afrocentric creative work made by African creatives on the continent to provide a one stop shop for people all over the world who love African content.
It focuses on monetization, social integration and fixing the issue of fragmentation among the African creative industry who live and work in Africa
40 Winners from 26 countries, selected from over 400 nominations from 104 UN members states.
WSA 2018 once more presents a diameter of digital innovation from Chile to Bangladesh, from Rwanda to Lithuania. Ranging from Girlythings, a Pakistani Woman’s Empowerment App to Grasshoppers, a Sri Lankan e-commerce fulfillment service; from the Slovenian Feelif, using IoT to support the blind, to M-Shule a Kenyian AI based mobile learning platform to connect primary school students –
The 40 winners from 26 countries, offer a perfect diameter of how of digital innovation solves challenges in the 21st century.
The WSA Winner’s 2018 list is manifold, offers many more jewels of innovation, and above is just a small selection.
Focusing foremost on the content and the impact in their local communities, not only the technical finesse and design, WSA assembled international experts from all regions and fields to select the 40 winners. The final jury phase concluded in an on-site three days meeting in Accra, Ghana of 16 international high level experts, deciding in a democratic and transparent process on the most powerful and content rich solutions 2018.
Leti Arts’ Afrocomix will be honoured with the World Summit Award in front of UN representatives, ICT ministries and the private sector. Leti will receive their Award in the Culture and Tourism Category at the World Summit Awards Global Congress in Cascais.
“Today we are living in a completely different environment – through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age – data has become a capital as much as labour, land money and machinery. Hunting for the next unicorn and better, faster, bigger technology foster the digital divide, instead of mending it. Hence, it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation that uses ICT for social connectivity. To connect for impact.“ WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.
The WSA winners 2018 will present their innovations and receive their awards at the WSA Global Congress in Cascais, Portugal (March 11-13, 2019). The agenda of the WSA Congress will be a compilation of interaction and inspiration, assembling workshops, business blind-dates and inspiring keynotes, bringing together the global and multi-stakeholder network of WSA.
About the WSA
The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches the mobile community in over 180 countries.
|Government & Citizen Engagement||CHAOS AI||https://www.chaosarchitects.com/dashboard||Finland|
|Government & Citizen Engagement||Land Conflict Watch||https://www.landconflictwatch.org/||India|
|Government & Citizen Engagement||Supercivics||https://www.supercivicos.com||Mexico|
|Government & Citizen Engagement||IremboGov||http://IREMBO||Rwanda|
|Government & Citizen Engagement||Citibeats||https://citibeats.net/||Spain|
|Health & Well-Being||MedHealth TV||http://www.medhealthtv.com||India|
|Health & Well-Being||Complete Anatomy 2019||https://3d4medical.com/apps/complete-anatomy||Ireland|
|Health & Well-Being||Proximie||http://www.proximie.com||Lebanon|
|Health & Well-Being||Girlythings||http://girlythings.pk/||Pakistan|
|Health & Well-Being||Clickmedix||https://clickmedix.com/solutions/||United States|
|Learning & Education||GameLab Education||http://www.gamelabeducation.com/en/games/||Chile|
|Learning & Education||M-Shule||http://www.m-shule.com||Kenya|
|Learning & Education||Microcomputers for Kids||http://www.kompiuteriukai.lt/||Lithuania|
|Learning & Education||RAAJI||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.auratraaj.raaji||Pakistan|
|Learning & Education||Body Interact||www.bodyinteract.com||Portugal|
|Environment & Green Energy||Geopotato||https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/projects/g4aw-projects/73/geodata-to-control-potato-late-blight-in-bangladesh-geopotato-.html||Bangladesh|
|Environment & Green Energy||World Cleanup||https://www.worldcleanupday.org/map-it/||Brazil|
|Environment & Green Energy||CAALA Energetic Pre-Dimensioning Tool||https://caala.de/||Germany|
|Environment & Green Energy||Kuza One||http://www.kuza.one/||Kenya|
|Environment & Green Energy||yonodesperdicio.org||https://yonodesperdicio.org||Spain|
|Culture & Tourism||Afrocomix||http://afrocomix.letiarts.com/||Ghana|
|Culture & Tourism||The Great War told through VR (Virtual Reality): the innovative immersive experience of the Museum of Monte San Michele||http://www.museodelmontesanmichele.it||Italy|
|Culture & Tourism||Baahdy & Birdy||https://www.baahdybirdy.com||Norway|
|Culture & Tourism||Wikiloc||https://www.wikiloc.com/||Spain|
|Culture & Tourism||Smartify CIC||http://smartify.org.uk||United Kingdom|
|Smart Settlements & Urbanization||S!E: emergency information system||http://www.sieapp.cl/en/||Chile|
|Smart Settlements & Urbanization||WheeLog!||https://www.wheelog.com/||Japan|
|Smart Settlements & Urbanization||Jetty||https://www.jetty.mx/||Mexico|
|Smart Settlements & Urbanization||Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording (USHER) System||http://upark.com.ph/usher/#/||Philippines|
|Smart Settlements & Urbanization||Via Verde mobility digital ecosystem||https://www.viaverde.pt/||Portugal|
|Business & Commerce||Sokowatch||http://www.sokowatch.com/||Kenya|
|Business & Commerce||Scriptr||https://scriptr.io||Lebanon|
|Business & Commerce||Pulsetip||https://www.pulsetip.com||Lithuania|
|Business & Commerce||Carrot Estate Planning Simplified||https://www.carrot.ng||Nigeria|
|Business & Commerce||Grasshoppers Technology Stack for E-Commerce Fulfillment||http://www.grasshoppers.lk||Sri Lanka|
|Inclusion & Empowerment||Virtual Assistant for Social Inclusion and Autonomy||https://www.cpqd.com.br/cpqd-alcance/||Brazil|
|Inclusion & Empowerment||waytoB||https://www.waytob.com||Ireland|
|Inclusion & Empowerment||R2T – Reach to Teach – Tabshoura||http://lal.ngo/index.php/r2t/||Lebanon|
|Inclusion & Empowerment||Deaf Pedia||http://www.DeafPedia.net||Qatar|
|Inclusion & Empowerment||Multimedia device for blind people -Feelif||https://www.feelif.com/||Slovenia|