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Newsletter 3/2012

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Download Content innovation at the Cairo ICT

Cario ICT Word Summit Award will celebrate its Winners – 40 outstanding e-Content products and their producers – at the largest ICT exhibition in the Middle East from April 26th to 29th. We introduce to you a first version of the WSA programme to give you an idea of the opportunities that await you.

Draft Programme of the WSA Winners Events in Cairo:
Bridging the digital divide is a matter of content

April 26th – 29th, Best in e-Content Exhibition: The WSA Winners

  April 27th, WSA Winners' Gala:
Celebrating richness and diversity in e-Content

The Winners' Exhibition will be embedded in the Cairo ICT fair at CICC, Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center.

Be prepared to explore and discover the industry’s latest trends and innovations in e-Learning, e-Health, e-Entertainment, e-Inclusion and many others.
  The Winners’ Gala is the highlight of the entire WSA process and a unique opportunity to honour excellence and creativity in e-Content.

The 40 WSA Winners will receive their awards in the presence of Ministers for Communication from the region, CEOs from international IT companies, United Nations’ Officials and high level international guests.

April 27th – 28th e-Content Conference:
Sharing Knowledge & Innovative Applications

For two days, the WSA winners, selected from 460 products an over 100 UN member states, will present their awarded projects. They will discuss in panels, share their visions on ICT and their personal experience at the CICC, Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center.

Each session will be thematically dedicated to one WSA category and be moderated by a member of the Grand Jury and other high level experts in e-Content.

Furthermore workshops will demonstrate how using and working with ICTs can improve the lives of many.

Meet our Panel Speakers at e-Content Conference

Nawaf Abdulrahman, Vice President Internet Society Bahrain, Bahrain
Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO Afri NIC, Mauritius
Manar Alhashash, General Manager & Secretary General of Kuwait e-Award, Kuwait
Suleman Bakhsh, Senior ICT Analyst, Telecommunication Regulation Authority, UAE
Giovanna Ceglie, UNIDO Representative and Director UNIDO Regional Office, Egypt
Reshan Dewapura, CEO, ICTA, Sri Lanka
Alexander Felsenberg, Head of Marketing, Sapient Nitro, Germany
Dorothy Gordon, Director General, Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence, Ghana-India
Nibal Idlebi, Team Leader, ICT for Development, UN-ESCWA, Lebanon
Chitranganie Mubarak, Programme Head, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Armen Orujyan, Co-Chairman, UN GAID, USA
Alfredo Ronchi, General Secretary, Medici Framework, Italy
George Sharkov, Regional Manager, European Sofware Institute (ESI), Bulgaria
Tarek Shawki, Director UNESCO Cairo Office, Egypt
Ralph Simon, Founder, Mobile Entertainment Forum US, UK
Mounir Tabet, Country Director UNDP Regional Office, Egypt

Don’t lose out on the WSA Events – follow our Live TV Channel!

The WSA Winners’ Events will be screened live by Youth Award Winners from 2010 What's up Youth "WupY". WupY will moreover enrich the Event with a Social Café and Twitter discussion.

So even if you don’t have the chance to come to Cairo: Find the WSA Event on What's up Youth Online TV Channel and follow exciting sessions such as UNESCO’s perspective on Media and Freedom after the Arab Spring.

Tweet and follow the World Summit Winners Events with #WSACairo

WSA Winner builds THE WALL in Cairo

Interactive Multimedia Installation pictures Cairo’s cultural heritage

Cario ICT World Summit Award Winner in 2011, THE WALL from Copenhagen, serves as a role model and inspiration for a new interactive wall in Cairo. Selected by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) THE WALL producers will help to celebrate the values of democracy, the rich history and the culture of Cairo.

WSA Winner THE WALL is a massive and mobile interactive video installation on the streets of Copenhagen that allows citizens and visitors to explore in depth the cultural past, present, and future of the city together with its diverse ethnic and cultural communities. It has already attracted well over one million visitors.

This innovative approach to city history and culture pioneered by the Museum of Copenhagen with Gibson International is now set to grow an exciting new form in the city of Cairo. The Cairo Wall will build on the core technology and concepts of the original WALL to create its own innovative public platform for the cultural and natural heritages of Cairo, unique in the Middle East and the Arab World.

DEDI will hold a workshop in Cairo concurrently with the World Summit Award Winners Event (April, 26-29) to look at the scope and feasibility of the project.

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What is promising about m-Content?

Franklin Murillo, CEO of the education platform miguiaEducativa shared the best answer on Facebook and Twitter and won the much sought-after trip to the WSA-mobile Winners Events in Abu Dhabi taking place in November 2012. Abu Dhabi will then host the best Apps and mobile sites worldwide, turning UN WSIS targets into actions.

A promise to deliver justice with an SMS,
to claim freedom with a video and to change
the world by using our cells!"

Bahrain: The Web is all about contents

WSA at the Bahrain International e-Government Forum

The Web is not only about technology or tools that make your system run faster or save more data. Without substance a website stays an empty envelope, a discarnate skeleton. WSA-mobile Winner “Wikitude” WSA Board Member Alexander Felsenberg from Germany contributes an e-Content Workshop to the Bahrain International e-Government Forum.

The e-Content Workshop held on April 10th acts upon the maxim “The Web is All About Contents” and will outline how technologies can help to raise awareness on e-Content.

It focusses on the latest innovations and creative approaches to develop e-Content in the region and is in line with the Bahrain e-Content Award. The Bahrain e-Content Award is a national Pre-selection Event for the Global World Summit Award.

“Global content always needs local content. Local contents require local producers and creative content developers” states WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck who will moderate the Panel Discussion on Social Networking at the Bahrain International e-Government Forum.

Among the speakers will also be WSA Board Member Ralph Simon und Kei Shimada WSA Expert from Japan.

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