Framework & Structure

The World Summit Award-mobile is based on the expertise, mechanism and network of the World Summit Award (WSA) and is held every two years. The fourth WSA-mobile will be held this year, in 2016.

National pre-selections for the WSA-mobile run through experts in respective countries. They will be open from March 2016 through July 15, 2016.

From the national nominees, the WSA-mobile Grand Jury will choose the 40 best mobile apps and services in 2016.

The highlight of this year's WSA-mobile will be the WSA-mobile Winners' Events taking place in Abu Dhabi in December 2016. The events include the Winner's Gala, as well as conferences attended by top ranging experts, government representatives and opinion leaders.

All activities of the World Summit Award are conducted within the framework of the United Nations' World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), mandated by the WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO, and UN DESA GAID. The World Summit Award is the flagship inititative of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID).

The WSA and WSA-mobile organization office is based at the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, Austria.

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