World Summit Youth Award 2011

Do you have a project or a product that helps your community , Do you create websites or mobile apps, hat fight discrimination, hunger or diseases? If yes, submit your work for WSYA 2011 Award


What is the WSYA about?

The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content. It demonstrates young people's potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

WSYA is therefore both a showcase to the world for young e-content creators, journalists and writers, application designers, technologists and as well as a contribution on a global scale to adressing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering young people.

What are the Millennium Development Goals?

The MDGs provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. The eight goals were adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015. Progress towards the goals can be measured using 60 indicators. People around the world work towards making development benefital for everyone by adhering to the MDGs. They work to:

1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2 - Achieve universal primary education
3 - Promote gender equality and empower women
4 - Reduce child mortality
5 - Improve maternal health
6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7 - Ensure environmental sustainability
8 - Develop a Global Partnership for Development

How to win?

Young creators of digital contests can register their products themselves. An international young expert jury will then judge the products and decide on who will be awinner in each of the six WSYA categories.

What to win?

The Youth Award is not a cash award. The reward for winners is to be recognized on a world stage, to be invited to the winners' events, to be able to connect with each other and discuss with renowned experts in the field of ICT for Development. Last yearswinner's events took place in New York, USA.


Application for WSYA 2011 will be open from May 2nd till mid of July 2011.

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