Announcing the WSA Young Innovators Winners of 2023

Like the WSA Global Award, WSA's Young Innovators Award celebrates projects that are helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Like with the WSA Global Award, the projects must be either on the market or market ready. However, for the Young Innovators Award, participants must be no older than 26 years old. This year WSA received over 740 applications from young innovators dedicated to digital innovation solving pressing challenges, coming from 100 different countries across the globe.


The Young Innovators Award goes through a similar jury process as the WSA Global Award, but with a different set of Jurors who are selected specifically for the Young Innovators Award. The Online Jury goes through all applicants and selects a shortlist of projects showcasing extraordinary ingenuity. After this the Young Innovators Grand Jury convenes to discuss the shortlist, and selects the final winners.


WSA is proud to welcome these new projects to our network of WSA winners.


WSA Young Innovator Winners of 2023


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Verifee | Czech Republic

Verifee, an AI-powered application, combats disinformation while fostering media literacy among the public

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Waste to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (W2CADM) | Nigeria

AEC is a pioneering company that utilizes CAD and CAM technologies to recycle waste metals into high-precision products

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Stick 'Em | Singapore

Stick 'Em’s affordable STEAM Kits empower children to develop curiosity in STEAM fields and the Stick 'Em Academy educates and develops critical skills through challenges and games

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Karobar | Nepal

Karobar is an easy-to-use localized accounting and inventory mobile app for small growing Nepali businesses

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CodeGreenAfg | Afghanistan

CodeGreenAfg is an online platform with the mission to provide free and accessible online learning resources to Afghan refugees and Afghan girls in Afghanistan and other countries

Acknowledging excellence beyond the Winners

This list is the final list of WSA Young Innovators for 2023. However, this was a difficult choice, and many of the submissions were outstanding candidates. Many of these outstanding solutions can be seen in the Young Innovators Shortlist.

Check out the Shortlist