WSA AND WSYA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2005 TUNIS
World Summit Award @ Tunis Summit
NOVEMBER 16, EL KRAM PALEXPO - CENTRAL PLACE
The World Summit Award conducted several events during the Tunis Summit. As highlight, the WSA award ceremony and gala were held at the opening evening of the WSIS Tunis Summit. It was moderated by WSA chairman Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck and WSA board member Eng. Manar Alhashash.
“New communication technologies are challenging us to use creativity in an organised manner. At this award, youths have used their creative energies to help solving problems of the world. Creativity and content are key factors for a successful development of the Information Society. With the World Summit Award, a spotlight is put on this issue of the future,” said Franz Morak, State Secretary for the Arts and Media and Head of the Austrian Delegation to Tunis, during opening speech for the World Summit Award.
At the World Summit Award Gala, multimedia producers received awards for their rich and innovative products, which had been selected before by an international jury. Submissions to win at the World Summit Award (WSA) were received from 168 countries. Part of the WSA Gala were the World Summit Youth Award, the Nokia 2 Billion Award, the Arab Mobile Development and e-Content Award.
The official contribution of the Austrian Government for the WSIS was the Austrian e-Content Village, presented by WSA. Best practice examples in e-Content from around the world were presented at the exhibition platform in Tunis from November 14th to 19th.
Key participants presenting the awards: