The African Content Award selects mobile content which tackles local challenges and which demonstrates a strong impact on African society. Coming from 15 countries all over the African continent, the African Content Award awardees demonstrate the richness of mobile content: mobile solutions supporting every day’s challenges and enhancing African citizen’s lives.
“Our goal is to find and promote apps that tackle local challenges and have a strong impact on the society. Mobile technologies changed business conditions and ways of living in Africa, offering new perspectives to all citizens. With this new initiative we want to support local entrepreneurs and innovators.”, states WSA chairman Peter A. Bruck. The African Content Award, a regional initiative of the World Summit Award (WSA) to promote and recognize creativity from Africa and to encourage collaboration among the regional networks, is proudly presenting its jury’s selection of 8 Winners and 15 Runner-ups.
Users in Africa offer one of the fastest growing mobile phone markets in the world (source AfDB). Appropriate deployment of mobile technology will support African countries to leap-frog their developmental challenges. But mobile content offers millions of possibilities and varieties, and it is most important to select the real gems from costume jewelry.
The African Content Award selects and promotes mobile content pearls which tackle local challenges and have a strong impact on African society. This year’s awardees offer with their most innovative solutions new ways of living in Africa, offering new perspectives to all citizens, leap-frogging Africa into a fast advance into mobile innovation. The regional winners will be awarded during the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa, organized by the African Development Bank, Morocco, Rabat, to be held at the Academy of Science and Technology Hassan II from October 14-17, 2014. The forum will bring together government representatives, private sector, academia, scientists, innovators, and civil society from the region. The African Content Award is organized in partnership with the African Development Bank, ITIDA, ISESCO, African Innovation Foundation & Millennium@EDU .