Cassava, a woody shrub that is part of the spurge family, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root. It is a major source of carbohydrates and the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics. As a major staple food in the developing world, […] Read in browser »
The year 2019 started with new leadership at the UbuntuNet Alliance secretariat as former CEO, Eng. Dr. Fransis Tusu Tusubira was appointed Acting CEO of the Alliance effective 1st January 2019 replacing Dr. Pascal Hoba who left the organisation in December 2018 following the expiry of his four year contract. Eng. Dr. Tusu, who was […] Read in browser »
Long serving CEO of the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU), Eng. Isaac Kasana, has retired from the position after six years of service. The Board of RENU has since appointed Chief Technical Officer, Nicholas Mbonimpa as Acting CEO, replacing Eng. Kasana who retired from the position in December 2018 after taking up the […] Read in browser »
The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance Professor Stephen Simukanga has been elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of Science in developing countries. The Zambia Higher Education Authority (HEA) Director General’s election to the Academy came into effect on 1st January 2019 and he joins other 1,222 Fellows, who include 14 […] Read in browser »
The Keystone Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology is inviting interested students, researchers and health practitioners from across the world to join and take part in its high profile ehealth webinar on February 27 2019. Interested attendees are asked to register online for the 90 minute webinar which will feature a panel and a […] Read in browser »
At its annual networking conference slated for March 2019 in San Diego, California, the Corporation for Education Network Initiative in California (CENIC) will feature a plenary session where panelist will discuss on the current state and future of NRENs in a session titled “Research & Education Networks at a Crossroads.” CENIC 2019 will be […] Read in browser »
UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to announce that the 13thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) of Members will be held on 25th April 2019 in Entebbe, Uganda. One of the major agenda items at this upcoming AGM will be election of members of the Board of Trustees for a 2-year term of office, as that of the current […] Read in browser »
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The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.
The World Summit Awards are also a nomination based award system. To participate you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories. The nominations to WSA are possible through national contests and national Expert panel selection. Each country can only nominate one project/solution per category.
Through this high-level selection system, please be aware that every country has their own deadlines for the call. The generally communicated WSA deadline is the timeframe of the global call and communicates the last possible date of a nomination by the national expert panel.
The World Summit Awards promotes and awards also young innovators, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs. The WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.
The WSA Young Innovators Award is an open call. The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team - at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 26 (born on or after January 1, 1993).
The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. WSA focusses on content depth, strategic value and local impact of a product.
All submitters to the WSA have to abide by the rules and regulations mentioned in the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Submissions therefore which encourage war, the exercise of violence, fraud, racism or discrimination will not be accepted and eliminated. Similarly, submissions that violate international copyright provisions will be excluded.
WSA cannot be held liable for accepted submissions and their contents and rights.
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.
Running 15 years by now, WSA has become a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 180 participating countries.
Find out who your WSA National Expert is. Then you can contact the WSA office and them will be happy to introduce you to your WSA National Expert. Once you have contacted your expert, they will go through the steps you will need to take in order to qualify for national selection with you.
Some countries also offer application through a national contest.
The application procedure for the WSA & WSA Young Innovators requires detailed information on your productthat you have to provide in the WSA Database. All producer and project information in the WSA Database must, however, be in English to make the application easier for the international jury to evaluate and process and hence promote your project the best.