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WSA Presentation

  1. 1. SERGEI KAMBALOV Chief ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination/DESA United Nations, New York World Summit Award and the Cyber Peace Initiative
  2. 2. THE WORLD SUMMIT AWARD Best in e-Content and Creativity as a part of the WSIS implementation process until 2015 partners sponsors
  3. 3. WSA TODAY <ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATION: 168 countries world wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PATRONAGE: 6 Heads of State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PARTNER NETWORK: 130 members from 78 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WSA NATIONAL AWARDS: running in over 50 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROAD SHOW EVENTS: held each year in over 20 countries worldwide </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WSA CATEGORIES <ul><ul><li>CHALLENGE: To strengthen an inclusive, global platform and multistakeholder activity for the selection and promotion of best practice in e-Content; and to maintain it as a result of the WSIS process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VALUE PROPOSITIONS: To strengthen content industries for economic and cultural development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To implement measures that foster capacity building of creative entrepreneurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To support the UN Millennium Development Goals. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. WSA AND WSIS: GOALS <ul><ul><li>Create awareness through a thematic forum on e-Content within the UN follow up process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a network for non-profit efforts in the selection and promotion of best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite member states, the business community and civil society organizations in a multi-stakeholder partnership on e-Content to give recognition through global awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek cooperation with all relevant stakeholders active in the area of e-Content to optimize impact and sustain activity until the official WSIS review in 2015 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. WSA 2008-09: PROGRAM MODULS <ul><li>Road Show, Conferences, Exhibitions in over 20 countries </li></ul><ul><li>3 Global e-Content Summits </li></ul><ul><li>National e-Content Contests in over 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Global Contest 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Winners GALA, MEXICO </li></ul>
  7. 7. REVIEW: WSA GRAND JURY 07 <ul><li>On invitation of the Government of Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Locally organized by the Internet Institute of Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Date: August 31- September 7, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Site: Brijuni Islands, Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Participants: 32 Jurors </li></ul>
  8. 8. IMPRESSIONS FROM THE WSA GRAND JURY BRIONI, CROATIA
  9. 10. REVIEW: WSA GALA EVENTS 07 <ul><li>Framework: Global Forum 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Date: November 5, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Site: Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Participants: 280 delegates from about 68 countries </li></ul>
  10. 11. IMPRESSIONS FROM THE WSA 07 WINNERS CONFERENCE
  11. 13. IMPRESSIONS FROM THE AWARDS CEREMONY CELEBRATION 07
  12. 15. WSA & CYBER PEACE MODULES <ul><ul><li>WSA and Cyber Peace Initiative promoting e-Content creation for peace peace related issues in 160 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Summit Youth Award. Youth for Youth in categories: Peace / Culture / Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WSA e-Content Summit in Cairo to be held in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Lady H.E. Suzanne Mubarak to become a global patron of the initiative </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. YOUTH AWARD: GOALS <ul><ul><li>Identify, document and showcase best-practice youth-led e-Content initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realize young people’s potential as content creators and development actors in their communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote learning and skill-sharing from and between the selected projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use multimedia and ICTs for peace enhancement and enlarge the awareness of concrete peace activities and their range and diversity. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. How to work with WSA WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CHAIRMAN Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck Chairman of the Board Honorary President of the ICNM General Manager, Research Studios Austria Email: [email_address] WSA HEAD OFFICE Ms. Anastasia Konstantinova Project Manager Email: [email_address] PARENT ORGANIZATION ICNM - International Center for New Media Moosstrasse 43a | 5020 Salzburg | Austria Tel: +43 662 63 04 08-40 | [email_address] www.wsis-award.org
  15. 18. For more information: www.wsis-award.org | wsa@icnm.net

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