World Summit Award

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global initiative for selecting and promoting the world's best e-contents and applications. It sees the bridging of the digital divide and narrowing of the "Content Gap" as its overall goal and - as of 2006 - involves representatives from 168 countries on each continent.

Putting its focus on cultural identity and diversity, the WSA looks for multimedia projects that effectively and creatively work with quality contents and digitalize educational, scientific and cultural heritage.

It is held in the framework of and in cooperation with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

What is the Content Gap?

As world economies focus on creating and improving technological products, the issue of content is considered insufficiently. Technology and what technology produces belong together - one cannot exist without the other. The "what" however, the core of it all, remains a fraction of what it could be - due to an appalling lack of underfinancing.

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