WSA Global Champions 2022
21 hours of intense discussions, over 108 countries attending, 12 content-rich sessions, 60 jury members, 1 Award Ceremony and countless new cross-border connections made. The WSA Global Congress, held online March 22 – 24, 2022, presented how local digital content can support building the bridges needed to close global gaps. Meet the 9 WSA Global Champions, who stand out as best-practice modes of how digital content provides real solutions.
The global multi-stakeholder network of WSA and digital entrepreneurship enthusiasts came together at the WSA Global Congress, discussion on how to move on to a true knowledge society, as well as achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The motto of the event was Hack the Gap, a motto referring to the need for global connectivity, addressing environmental or bias issues or providing accessibility for everyone. The WSA Winners 2021 proved with their impactful live pitches that digital innovation can be a true driver to achieve those goals.
Among them, 9 Global Champions were selected as best practice examples for digital tools helping to narrow the societal gaps to improve society around the world.
WSA GLOBAL CHAMPIONS 2022
ManoSeimas.lt is an online tool making representative politics in Lithuania more transparent and increasing trust in political integrity by holding members of Parliament accountable. ManoSeimas.lt collects, analyses, and visualises data about parliamentary policymaking, indicating what interest groups and lobbyists affect decision-making. Data obtained from various sources is systemised in user- friendly interactive charts.
FibriCheck is a free digital application from Belgium for smart phones and watches, detecting cardiac arrhythmia to prevent strokes. Pioneered in 2014, FibriCheck is certified as a full medical device, super simple yet equal in accuracy to an ECG. Users download the app for heart rhythm monitoring as easy as putting one’s finger on the camera for 60 seconds. Feedback follows, clinical support can be requested.
The Inspirelearn mobile platform from Malawi is a simple, portable, offline, and affordable tool containing graphic educational content and an audio library in both English and Chichewa, the local language. The platform can be easily modified to work on Inspirelearn solar-powered display devices and is a great tool for secondary school youth in remote and underprivileged communities.
Peer to Peer Solar Trading provides an operating system in Uttar Pradesh state for new clean energy markets. In P2P energy trading, individuals generate energy from rooftop solar (RTPV) and share excess energy. Power Ledger’s platform integrates with smart meter systems to enable households to set prices, track energy trading and settle surplus solar transactions in real-time through smart contracts executed on blockchain.
Kathuwaraya.com is a unique platform nurturing Sri Lankan writers and offering texts in Sinhala via free web & mobile apps. With a secure copyright framework, over 200 authors publish without fear of theft, build their readership, and gain popularity. Kathuwaraya.com presents readers young and old with diverse works to enjoy and review, including voiced renditions.
The CREE LifeCycle Platform from Austria for the systematic construction of large-scale buildings, combines stunning design with urban sustainability. The CREE network of professionals improves and shares forward-thinking building practices. Users join a community of transparent, interactive expertise in globally applicable, sustainable, construction methods where perspectives come together to enhance the platform, and to radically digitize and reorganize conventional processes in the construction industry.
Lucinity from Iceland is an AML software company using Human and advanced AI systems to Make Money Good. Existing anti- money laundering (AML) systems based on manual processes only catch about 1% of the 2.5 trillion US dollars laundered through financial systems every year. With Lucinity, banks find money laundering behaviours in transaction data more efficiently, AML procedures become more targetted with every case.
Mobility Mojo from Ireland is a digital accessibility evaluation toolkit. Mobility Mojo helps workplaces and hotels evaluate, integrate, and display accessibility features. Using a smartphone office managers or hotel owners walk through and audit their premises, then integrate and display all the facilities they offer in a standardized way across all platforms. Mobility Mojo helps businesses to deliver a welcoming experience to people with accessibility needs.
CocoRemedy is a mobile web-based application in Sri Lanka providing coconut growers with information from surveillance identifying coconut diseases and pest infestations early. In collaboration with the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL), CocoRemedy offers visualizations of infected areas or future danger areas using deep learning, image processing, and crowdsourcing.