Ramallah, Palestine, Oct 2017,
Alwaan was nominated as best national digital solution for Palestine for the international World Summit Awards, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Inclusion & Empowerment Alwaan 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.
Alwaan was nominated as best national digital solution for Palestine for the international World Summit Award mobile.
Alwaan:Arabic-speaking platform to spread-awareness on sensory and cognitive developmental issues.
Qouting Alwaan’s founders “We, at Alwaan, are aware of the scarcity of Arabic-content in general, and specifically the one breaking stereotypes regarding inclusion, integration and interconnectedness of various vulnerable groups. One of such areas is the awareness and inclusion of people with various disabilities of all ages. Alwaan hopes to be a guide for the local specialists, centres and beneficiaries as well as assist in reaching the international levels in cooperation, information accessibility and opportunities – all related to the relevant topic. ”
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 Inclusion & Empowerment nationally.
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