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We take you to a global stage in Brazil and Africa – 10 more days to submit your social project
World Summit Youth Award
Newsletter no. 05/2014

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Need promotion for you social initiative? –Winning the Youth Award will help! Don’t miss the chance to apply!

WSYA winners have the unique opportunity to be part of an international high-energy networking event. This year the winners’ celebration will take place in Brazil, Sao Paulo, Nov 28th – Dec 1st.

Meet and discuss with young social activists from all over the world about what happens after the UN MDGs. How will they work post 2015?

To submit a project go to

African Content Award 2014 – Recognizing mobile innovation
The African Content Award Out of all African submissions for the global WSA-mobile and WSYA calls, an international jury will select the best African projects in each of the award categories.

The African Content Award winners will be awarded during the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa, organized by the African Development Bank, Morocco, Rabat, to be held at the Academy of Science and Technology Hassan II from October 14-17, 2014.

My Data belongs to Me – Introducing a Discussion on Personal Data in the Virtualisation Society!

At WSIS+10 High Level Event in Geneva, WSA framed out a huge issue of ICT development: Data Citizen Rights to Personal Data in the Virtualisation Society

Internet has a huge memory. Pictures, data and personal information will be stored, sold, duplicated and spread before you can utter the words “My data belongs to me”.

But what about the human right of data privacy?

At the WSIS+10 High-Level Event Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA, held a workshop on “Data Citizen Rights” and introduced the issue in the subsequent meetings of the UN consultation process leading up to the 2015 Review: “WSIS+10 needs to deal with the challenges posed by big data and global connected economy.

WSA started the initiative “My data belongs to me” in order to create a level playing field in the market of social media, cloud computing and internet of things. We need to go to a central starting point: unless someone asks for my permission and make transparent for what you use it, they cannot use my data.”

Read the outcome report here…
WSYA Network
Women Weave the Web
Participate in World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Campaign to join a global movement speaking out to overcome the digital divide for women.

There are opportunities to be represented at international forums, get your writing and photography published, connect with grassroots women leaders, and win prizes.

Join today!

WSYA Network
Reaching out to Cameroon and Belarus
Text book distribution, radio shows, agriculture development programs, a public information centre – CAMLEAD is combining offline and online projects in cooperation with local communities to contribute to social development in Cameroon.

Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI) founded in 1932 is nowadays one of the top Russian universities. MESI is a founder of interuniversity network “International e-University Consortium”.

WSYA is happy to announce that CAMLEAD and the Minsk Branch of MESI have become network partners and will reach out to more young creative eContent developers in the north and south!

WSYA Discovery
The Drinkable Book
Made for the people who can’t really afford RO Systems for purifying water. For those who need a quick solution to the oh-so obvious clean water problem in the country. This “Book” purifies water using paper coated with Silver Nitrate. The people say it’s cheap to produce these. The number of lives it’ll save is unimaginable.

We discovered this amazing invention on the blog of our media partners Economy Decoded. Check it out for more fascinating news!

Spread the word about WSYA 2014!
Best regards from your WSYA Team

Peter A. Bruck, Charlotte Dreyer, Kordian Bruck, Birgit Berger

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