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World Summit on the Information Society
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Project ID: 1099937248
Entity: International Center for New Media (ICNM )
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Activity: The World Summit Award (WSA) - a global initiative for selecting and promoting the best in eContent and creativity
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Activity description: The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global initiative within the framework of the WSIS, for selecting and promoting world’s best in e-Content and Creativity. It sees the bridging of the digital divide and narrowing of the content gap as its overall goal. The WSA places its emphasis on cultural diversity and identity, the creation of varied information content and the digitalisation of educational, scientific and cultural heritage. The WSA initiative is built on the enthusiasm and dedication of leading international organisations and high motivated individuals from all over the world. As of today, the initiative involves 136 countries on all five continents and the associate partner network counts over 90 partner organizations.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Related MDGs:
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
Activity type: no information available, WSIS Side Event
Time scale: Planned for future: 10/12/2003 - 17/11/2005
Partners: UNIDO, UNESCO, UN ICT Task Force, Austrian Chancellery, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Austrian Ministry for Economy and Labour, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Village


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