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2016.05.02 to 2016.05.04
Geneva, Swizerland

WSIS Forum 2016 in Geneva, Swizerland

The World Summit Award is a global WSIS related activity to select and promote digital innovation and local interactive content with an impact on society.

At the WSIS Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, WSA contributed not only with a workshop on 'Local Innovation Leading to System Transformation' to discusse the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, it also served with its wide network to the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.

H.E. Minister Marta Tomovska, Ministry for Information Society and Administration in Macedonia and WSA Board Member contributed as pannelist in the Session TWO: Knowledge Societies, Capacity Building and e-Learning: "The Ministry for Information Society and Administration in Macedonia is practically leading the process of building knowledge based public administration. It is a key factor in reforming the country. We use the methodology of microlearning to drive innovation."
H.E. Minister Marta Tomovska, Ministry for Information Society and Administration in Macedonia and WSA Board Member

Moderated by WSA Chairman Prof. Peter A. Bruck, the WSA workshop at the WSIS Forum invited all WSIS Forum participants to join an interactive discussion and share their local experience how entrepreneurship and local innovation can be enabled.Sharing international success stories from start-ups and young entrepreneurs who developed tech solutions tackling their local challenges and therefore changed the system in their country, led to the overall conclusion that local content is needed, in local language focusing on local challenges and using appropriate technical devices to drive social change, to achieve the implementation of WSIS Action lines beyond 2015.

Prof. Peter A. Bruck WSA Chairman concluded: “High quality interactive and local relevant content guarantees that people stay smarter than technology.”

WSA Workshop ParticipantsEach year the multi- stakeholder network of WSA gets together to discuss and learn from each other how digital content and interactive applications take action on the UN SDGs. Since 2003 WSA worked with 6000 SMEs, start-ups and social entrepreneurs, international organisations, governments, private sector and brings everyone together at one table to discuss, share and learn from each other.

Mahdi Bina, Chief Technology Officer, Presidential Office, Islamic Republic of Iran agrees: “A global initiative like the World Summit Award is a great platform to share knowledge, learn from each other and present learnings and challenges of governments”.

See also: http://www.wsis-award.org/pr/success-stories/mwc-barcelona-2016

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