To promote, locate and select digital innovation with high social impact worldwide, WSA leverages a worldwide network of ICT experts in over 180 countries. As part of these efforts, WSA leverages cooperation with other awards that follow the same principles as WSA.
To promote, locate and select digital innovation with high social impact worldwide, WSA leverages a worldwide network of ICT experts in over 180 countries. This network ensures the diversity of products in the WSA and is responsible for nominations.
The national preselection for the WSA can be in the form of a national contest or direct selection through your WSA national Expert. The nominations to WSA are possible through national contests and national Expert panel selection. All national awards follow the same principles as WSA.
Over the years, WSA has developed several regional initiatives to strengthen regional networks and encourage the collaboration between neighbouring countries. To achieve those goals, WSA also forms close cooperations with other regional awards that follow the same principles as WSA.
The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs and start-ups to produce digital projects with impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020
The Manthan Award is an annual award for South Asia given in recognition of exceptional digital content creation. Nominations are accepted from the public and multiple awards are given in many categories.
In 2010 the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) spun off from its highly successful Manthan Awards a separate award – the mBillionth Award South Asia – only for recognising excellence in mobile innovations for development.