World Summit Awards
The World Summit Awards (WSA) are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. 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 cut 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.
Cooperation with Make-IT in Africa
The WSA has been a member of the BMZ Make-IT Alliance since 11th June 2018. The Declaration of Intent was signed at CeBIT 2018 (Hannover) together with PStS Dr. Maria Flachsbarth (BMZ) and the Chairman of the WSA Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Peter Bruck.
The cooperation has the following objectives:
- Identification and promotion of digital innovation from developing and emerging countries, especially from African countries,
- to convey a new image of Africa as a “source of digital innovation” and as a “continent of opportunities