At the beginning of the new century the UN General Assembly took a decision to set up a forum, called the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), in which multiple stakeholders including international organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society could discuss the opportunities of the new information and communication environment, and also address challenges such as the inequality in access to information and communication that is called the ‘digital divide’.
2003, First jury in Dubai
e-Learning (and Education)
e-Government (and Institutions)
e-Culture (and Heritage)
e-Health (and Environment)
e-Entertainment (and Games)
e- Inclusion (and Participation)
The World Summit does not have a slew of winners, ranging from one to three. However the competition has maximally five winners per category, regardless of the origin of the entry.
Author (2nd from the left) with WSA jury members from Egypt, Ghana, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong