What is WSA


The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global activity to select and promote the world's best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications. It offers a worldwide platform for all who value the creative use of ICTs and who are committed to making today's information society more inclusive.

WSA is based on a unique mechanism of a global contest supported by national selections of best practice and a sequence of content-focused national and international events, content conferences and promotional exhibitions.

WSA was initiated by Austria in 2003 in the framework of the United Nations' World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and is organised by a global partner network, coordinated by the International Center for New Media. WSA partners come from governments, private sector and civil society in over 160 UN member states.

WSA implements the UN agenda for the development of the Information Society and supports specifically the UN Millennium Development Goals of ending poverty, hunger and disease, providing education for all, saving the environment and giving a fair share to women through the use of ICTs.

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National Pre-Selection, Sri Lanka


Only one product/ app can be nominated from Sri Lanka in a given category. The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka as the National Expert for the World Summit Award is the organization mandated to carry out national pre-selection. The ICTA will appoint an independent panel of experts to review nominations received by the published closing date and to select the 8 national nominations.

The ICTA will accept nominations to the World Summit Award 2017 until 16th June 2017.