Accra 2018

November 4-7 2018


  • 20 international experts in entrepreneurship, innovation and IT meet for 3 days to evaluate the best digital solutions 2018 globally
  • unique global overview about digital innovation and start-ups from all over the world
  • selection of the 40 WSA Winners 2017
  • focus on innovation from Africa, by organizing a special jury session screening all African entries





The WSA Grand Jury is one of the most important meetings and events in the whole WSA process. Since 2003, WSA has united renowned  multimedia experts from all parts of the world - Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, North and Latin America, and Europe - to learn about and judge the best content and most innovative applications, forming a unique college of evaluation and knowledge.

The Grand Jury is a unique opportunity to learn the latest trends in each category and to get an overview about what is happening in terms of digital innovation on a global scale.


Grand Jury meetings took place in past years in Bahrain, Croatia, India, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Estonia ,Azerbaijan and Berlin.


The Grand Jury meeting in Accra, Ghana is hosted by GCNet and organized in partnership with the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‘Make-IT in Africa’ (GIZ) working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).



Video message by Dr. Nortey Omaboe, Executive Chairman of GCNet




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The WSA Grand Jury Meeting in Ghana is kindly supported by:




These are the Grand Jurors of the WSA Grand Jury 2018!



Jan Schwaab

Head of Programme Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative ‚Make-IT in Africa‘



Rudy Laddaga


Gnius Club


Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation


Peter A. Bruck

WSA Chairman

World Summit Awards


Manar Al Hashash

eContent Alchemist & Activist

Dot Design


Dorothy Gordon


Technology for Development Consultant