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[Online] Cuộc Thi Sáng Kiến Mục Tiêu Phát Triển Bền Vững Của Liên Hợp Quốc WSA Young Innovators Award 2019

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The WSA Young Innovators is a special call within the framework of WSA, that promotes and awards young social entrepreneurs. The WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young people under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.

The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.

The World Summit Awards are also a nomination based award system. To participate you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories. The nominations to WSA are possible through national contests and national Expert panel selection. Each country can only nominate one project/solution per category. WSA categories reflect the UN WSIS action lines and are updated regularly to meet the development of the markets. For the edition of the World Summit Awards 2019 the categories are:

  • GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT – services | open data | democratic participation
  • HEALTH & WELL BEING – medical care | sport | lifestyle
  • LEARNING & EDUCATION – knowledge | science | skills
  • ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY – climate | sustainable resources | agriculture
  • CULTURE & TOURISM – heritage | entertainment | subculturesSMART
  • SETTLEMENTS & URBANIZATION – mobility |productive work | sustainable living
  • BUSINESS & COMMERCE – innovative services | security | finance | marketing
  • INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT – diversity | gender | justice | human rights

The World Summit Award (WSA) looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. WSA focusses on content depth, strategic value and local impact of a product.


The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. This means that winners benefit not from a one time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.

Winners of the World Summit Awards Benefits

  1. Invitation to the WSA Global Congress including
    -Pitching seminars
    -5 minute pitch session in front of an international audience during the Congress
    -A program of especially crafted workshops for the winners
    -Invitation to the prestigious award ceremony and Gala night
    -Board and lodging for the durance of the Congress
    -Eye to eye exchange with speakers, jurors and international guests
  2. Integration into a network of internationally recognized digital content developers
  3. Access to the WSA community of global experts and industry leaders in over 180 countries
  4. Interaction with world-renowned sponsors and partners of the WSA community
  5. Workshops specially shaped for the winners needs
  6. A video clip highlighting the winners projects
  7. Special placement on WSA website, youtube channel and social media promotion
  8. Long-term coverage within WSA editorial channels

Nominees’ Benefits
A nomination for the World Summit Award is already a win – these are the rewards

  1. More coverage on your product. WSA provides nominees with press templates to help them to gain the attention of national media with support of the WSA national experts
  2. World Summit Award nominee seal to use on websites, social media channels and publications
  3. Opportunity to receive feedback from the jurors.
  4. Being nominated for the World Summit Award means to be the best in the respective country in one of our 8 categories. Our experience has shown that this qualification can immensely improve outreach.


  • The WSA Young Innovators Award is an open call.
  • The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team – at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 26 (born on or after January 1, 1993).
Eligible Regions: Open for all


  • Find out who your WSA National Expert is. Then you can contact the WSA office and they will be happy to introduce you to your WSA National Expert. Once you have contacted your expert, they will go through the steps you will need to take in order to qualify for national selection with you.
  • Some countries also offer application through a national contest.
  • The application procedure for the WSA & WSA Young Innovators requires detailed information on your product that you have to provide in the WSA Database. All producer and project information in the WSA Database must, however, be in English to make the application easier for the international jury to evaluate and process and hence promote your project the best.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019 


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