May 26, 2017 BIH News, Public Notice

World Summit Awards 2017-Young Innovators Call

Young Innovators Call  

World Summit Awards 2017   

The World Summit Award (WSA) is looking for Botswana´s best digital developers to submit applications for the WSA 2017 and represent Botswana at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna, Austria. #WSA

WSA provides special recognition for young innovators using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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About The World Summit Award (WSA)

The World Summit Award (WSA) along with the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a global initiative which aims to select and promote the world’s best in digital content and innovative applications. It is organised by the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), mandated by the WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO and UN GAID.

The World Summit Awards award e-Content that contributes to a true knowledge society and promotes it at a global congress. The WSA is a nomination based award that works with an international expert network. The experts task is to scout the national ICT markets for suitable applications due to the evaluation criteria of the WSA.

WSA emphasizes cultural diversity and identity, the creation of varied information content and the digitalization of educational, scientific and cultural heritage. It aims to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful for all humanity, and in particular, to raise public awareness and give deserved public recognition to the highest quality e-Content, produced all over the world. It involves representatives from 174 countries on each continent.



The call for innovators is open to youth (strictly under 30). Submissions for the WSA 2017 can contain all mobile and web-based applications, such as: apps, webpages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, SMS based products, mobile and online games including interactive mobile productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the projects work with. Developers are urged to deliver content rich digital solutions to individuals, businesses and organisations that are market ready or already launched on the market.  No ideas or concepts will be accepted.


  1. WSA 2017 TIMELINE
  • April 4th – June 15th 2017: WSA Database open for nominations
  • July/Aug, 2017: Online Jury
  • Sept/Oct, 2017: Grand Jury meeting in Berlin (TBC)
  • 20nd – 22nd March 2018: WSA Global Congress and Winners Ceremony in Vienna, Austria


  1. CATEGORIES 2017

This year’s categories are extended for an open call for young innovators under 30 years of age.


  1. CALL

The call for nominations is open till 15th June, 2017;





  1. APPLY