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ZGF’s SAY app nominated for World Summit Awards 2017-10-05T15:23:40+00:00

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ZGF’s SAY app nominated for World Summit Awards

Zambian Governance Foundation’s SAY app selected as best national digital solution for international World Summit Awards in the category of Government and Citizen Engagement.

Lusaka/Zambia, 04 October 2017

SAY app was nominated as best national digital solution for Zambia for the international World Summit Awards, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category of Government & Citizen Engagement, SAY app qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2017 among 391 international nominations. The World Summit Award once more showcases to the world a diameter of digital innovation, from Mexico to New Zealand, from Qatar to Germany.

The WSA nominees 2017 show the richness, diversity, future and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world.

The Social Accountability and You app, well known as the SAY app provides easy access to a library of Zambian laws, policies and research on a range of topics. These topics range from land rights to education, gender to environment and many more. The SAY app also provides legislative background of the respective sector and easy-to-understand fact-sheets. The SAY app was developed by ZGF in order to support its work around social accountability. Currently, the SAY app can only be downloaded on android devices. The SAY app can be downloaded by following this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=smartified.com.app&hl=en

The WSA 2017 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value.

The WSA nominees are selected carefully and highly competitive by the WSA National Experts from more than 178 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category.

A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself – the qualification to compete and compare on an international level and being the best practice in Government & Citizen Engagement nationally.

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 mobile community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.