WSA identifies and supports local digital innovation that benefits society. It’s a non-monetary reward system that focuses on long-term knowledge sharing via a global network. Winners receive a lifetime collaboration and integration, not just a one-time money award.
WSA is a nomination based award system, eligible for all UN member states.
Each country has a national WSA representation – the WSA National Expert. The WSA national experts are carrying out the local pre-selection for WSA, through national contests or national Expert panel selection. To participate in WSA, you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories.
Each country is eligible to nominate one project/solution per WSA category.
Please note that a country’s local deadline for application may vary from the WSA Global deadline.
Are you under the age of 26? You may want to also consider to apply for the WSA Young Innovators!
The UN WSIS action lines are reflected in the WSA categories, which are updated on a regular basis to keep up with the UN Goals’ progress. The following categories apply to the WSA 2022 edition:
GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT – services | open data | democratic participation
HEALTH & WELL BEING – medical care | sport | lifestyle
LEARNING & EDUCATION – knowledge | science | skills
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY – climate | sustainable resources | agriculture
CULTURE & TOURISM – heritage | entertainment | subcultures
SMART SETTLEMENTS & URBANIZATION – mobility | productive work | sustainable living
BUSINESS & COMMERCE – innovative services | security | finance | marketing
INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT – diversity | gender | justice | human right
Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples on how ICTs can have an impact on society.
Founded in 2003, WSA has become a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 182 participating countries.
HOW TO APPLY
Closing of Application Sept 30th 2022
For more information visit WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS