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On a biennial basis, the World Summit Award recognizes e-Content that "contributes to a true knowledge society and promotes it at a global congress." On occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)'s 10th birthday, the WSA Online Jury, consisting of 48 international jurors, once more evaluated 200 WSA winners over the years, and selected their 8 WSA all time favorites: The WSIS + 10 Global Champions. These are some terrific examples of tech4good, ICT4D, and tech innovation to benefit people and communities. Some of these projects have gone on to be quite famous.
The WSA's fav projects:
Producer: Centre of Registers and Infromation Systems
Category: e-Government & Institutions
WSA Winner 2011
In Estonia, entrepreneurs can submit annual reports in XBRL format via the e-reporting environment of the e-Business Registry Company Registration Portal. About 99% of more than 120,000 companies registered in Estonia use the new reporting environment. Creating an uniform e-reporting environment makes the entry and submission of data significantly more convenient for companies. The processing of business data became significantly quicker and easier.
MpedigreeOperator: SproxilCountry: Ghana
Category: e-Health & Environment
URL: http://www.mpedigree.net / http://www.sproxil.com
WSA Winner 2009
Malaria kills over a million a year – a simple text message could prevent 20% of those deaths. MPedegree has developed an application that allows anyone in a developing nation with a cell phone to check their drugs before use. It works via a simple text message, accessible by default on all phones! Armed with a simple cell phone, we all could prevent this imense killing from happening, doing a world of social good.
Producer: Designmate (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Category: e-Learning & Education
WSA Winner 2007
Eureka.in’ is a user-friendly, innovative and creative 3D animated product catering to K-12 curriculum of Science and Mathematics. This product is a unique combination of visually engaging resources such as 3D stereoscopic animations, simulations, interactives, quizzes, web-links, images and key terms. With this tool, Teachers can now immerse the students into a fully interactive learning experience, thus enhancing the class-room environment.Learning through these integrated resources, results into a simplified understanding and a prolonged retention of otherwise complex and hard to remember concepts. Thus dramatically improving the ability of students to learn. Eureka.in is used in schools all over the world and is also available on App-Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
Mini Mundi Tamagotchi
Category: e-Entertainment & Games
WSA Winner 2011
Mini-mundi is an online tamagotchi, a virtual planet to learn how to separate for recycling. Depending on how well is cared for with the 16 games available, it starts growing and becoming abundant in flora, fauna, natural resources and funny creatures.
Producer: Wanted Digital
Category: e- Culture & Heritage
WSA Winner 2009
The oldest culture in the world meets the youngest technology. Following the world-wide success of Oscar winning feature film Ten Canoes, the Yolngu people of Ramininging in Arnhem Land, (Australia) together with filmmaker Rolf de Heer wanted to offer the world a more in depth view of one of the oldest culture in existence and they wanted to do it using some of the most modern technology in the world – the internet. The sequel to Ten Canoes, is 12 Canoes – a film made of release on the internet. The 12 Canoes site is an immersive digital experience based around twelve visual “poems” describing and illustrating many aspects of Yolgnu culture. The website was designed to leverage the online environments strengths by providing a platform that challenges cinema status quo by offering a more immersive state of engagement. The design and navigation was made to enhance but never overpower the superb content and the high definition video quality pushes the boundaries of broadband but remains as true as possible to the original filmic quality.
Producer: Jozef Stefan Institue
Category: e- Science & Technology
WSA Winner 2009
Videolectures.Net provides free and open access to high quality video lectures presented by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to a scientific community but also to a general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.
Producer: Kiva Microfunds
Country: United States of America
Category: e- Business & Commerce
WSA Winner 2007
Kiva.org is a non-profit. Through Kiva, anyone can make a direct loan of as little as $25 - and in doing so contribute to a vital influx of capital to the developing world where most of the poor are self-employed entrepreneurs. A small loan to purchase business-related items such as sewing machines or livestock can dramatically improve the life of an entrepreneur and his/her family, thus empowering them to earn their way out of poverty. Affordable capital helps low income entrepreneurs start or expand small businesses, creating a path towards economic self-sufficiency. Specifically, Kiva.org aims to develop a program that will accelerate the growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs) through the use of accounting software.
Producer: marblemedia & Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf
Category: e- Inclusion & Participation
WSA Winner 2005
deafplanet.com is a web destination where Deaf and hearing children alike can journey in an exciting and engaging cultural experience. Produced in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, this unique website is a companion to the television show deafplanet.com, The First Television Series and Website in American Sign Language. www.deafplanet.com uses the visual representation of Deaf Planet, seen on the homepage, as a metaphor to reinforce both the fun and educational aspects of the TV program. The site’s content is available in English and ASL as well as French and LSQ. In addition to the regular deafplanet.com content related to the TV show, new content has been integrated into exciting animated environments which use the latest Flash web design technology to allow audiences to play trivia games and participate in educational activities while learning about Deaf culture on Earth, in a section of the site called Earth Buzz. The latest section, called Sports Village, features video clips and interactive games related to Deaf athletics.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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