World Summit Youth Award – Meeting UN Millennium Development Goals through Innovative e-Content

by · June 13, 2011

ictQATAR’s ICT Skills Development Manager Reem Al-Mansoori encourages youth in Qatar to take part in the upcoming World Summit Youth Awards in this guest post.

Social media, blogs, vlogs, mobile applications and websites. We’re using them all day, every day in Qatar. Are you interested in using these digital platforms to make a difference in the world?

If yes, here’s your chance to show how digital content can be used to tackle major world issues such as fighting discrimination, eradicating hunger or protecting the environment.

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is an annual award that brings together young creators of e-content that use the Internet, mobile phones or other digital media advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

If you are currently doing innovative work through digital media to advance the UN Goals and you are under 30, you should consider entering the awards at www.youthaward.org. There are six categories for this year’s awards:

  • Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease
  • Education for All
  • Power 2 Women
  • Create your Culture
  • Go Green
  • Pursue the Truth

The deadline for registration is July 15th 2011, so you’ll have to act quickly to submit your new media project.

An international jury comprised of young ICT experts will evaluate the projects and will pick three winners and two runners -up for each category.

If you’re one of the lucky winners of a WSYA, you’ll be invited to the WSYA 2011 Winners’ Event in Skopje, Macedonia. You’ll also get the chance to present your project on a world stage, attend workshops, meet new friends and network with the best of ICT world.

Winners of the 2010 WSYA in New York

This is a great opportunity for young e-content creators in Qatar to showcase their work and gain access the WSYA network. The Youth Award network will you offer the chance to develop your projects, refine your business plan and even find sponsors on an international scale.

For more information about World Summit Awards or to see some examples from last years’ winning projects, visit www.youthaward.org. You can also follow ictQATAR’s TumuhaTEC initiative on Twitter for frequent updates @TumuhaTEC.

 

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  1. Mitchell L GOld` says:

    The MDG’s will never be reached. We do have a chance though. It is through bringing the discussion forward of the ISO 26000 Standards. World standards for Businesses to be socially responsible. The DOHA conference this December is deciding whether or not to put the Discussion on its agenda. It is up to the Youth to contact the UNAOC and insist that the ISO 26000 Standards be put on the discussion agenda. The other UN organizations are being two faced about the ISO 26000 and are trying to bury it. Politics at the highest levels.

    The Youth, knowing what I have shared , have a great opportunity to affect the destiny of the planet. The UNAOC is the only UN agency that is close to bringing the standards forward. Do not let the ball drop. and the e-content program and process can be found at: Foundups.com – seek it out.

    It is in your hands

    Peace

    Mitch Gold

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