World Summit Awards presents the global top 5 of young digital innovators with change making projects tackling the UN SDG’s. Ranging from 3D printing in India to Fintech in the USA– no matter what the content, it’s the creative use of digital innovation that makes these top 5 exceptional.
MAX Okada is a mobility startup that uses technology to make moto-taxis safe, affordable and accessible to underserved communities in Africa, using mobile apps, inclusive asset-finance and safety hardware.
From over 400 applications, this year’s WSA Young Innovators Online Jury had a hard time to select the 5 WSA Young Innovators.
In a 2 phase online Jury process, 5 digital solutions of young innovators under the age of 30 were selected as the best practice examples for 2018. Together with the 40 winners of the World Summit Award, the 5 WSA Young Innovators 2018 will present their solution and get awarded at the WSA Global Congress in Cascais, Portugal in 2019 (March 11-13).
The agenda of the WSA Congress will be a compilation of interaction and inspiration, assembling workshops, business blind-dates and inspiring keynotes, bringing together the global and multi-stakeholder network of WSA.
WSA promotes and recognizes the uniqueness of digital innovation with impact on society.
The 5 WSA Young Innovators 2018 were selected by a Jury of international ICT experts in two democratic rounds. Each person under 30 years of age UN Member State is eligible to take part.
MAXOkada will be honoured with the WSA Young Innovators Award. In front of UN representatives, ICT ministries and the private sector MAXOkada will receive their award at the WSA Global Congress in Cascais.
“Today we are living in a completely different environment – through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age – data has become a capital as much as labor, land money and machinery. Unicorns and better, faster, bigger technology foster the digital divide, instead of mending it. Hence it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation, that uses ICT for social connectivity. To connect for impact.“ WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.
The agenda of the WSA Global Congress will be a compilation of interaction and inspiration, assembling workshops, business blind-dates and infamous keynotes, bringing together UN and governmental representatives, privates sector and innovators.
About the WSA
The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches the digital community in over 180 countries.
ABOUT WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS
WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 30 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.
WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS WINNERS 2018
Category ProductTitle Product URL Country
WSA Young Innovators Feminism in India https://feminisminindia.com/ India
WSA Young Innovators Leaf Global Fintech http://www.leafglobalfintech.com/ United States
WSA Young Innovators BioP India http://biopindia.in/ India
WSA Young Innovators MAXOkada https://max.ng/ Nigeria
WSA Young Innovators Sign and Sound https://www.facebook.com/signandsound/ Georgia.