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As the 2013 World Summit Awards Nigeria nomination starts, this is a great opportunity to put your Application on the global stage. Last year the ipolice project by Peter Ihesie won in their category and received global recognition at the World Summit Awards Gala in Abu Dhabi.

If you are you are a technology innovation producer and from Nigeria an individual, a team, an organization from Private or Public Sector Domain? You are free to register for this year’s contest. Registration is free! The processing and co-ordination for Nigeria nominations is by Programos Foundation.

The World Summit Awards categories for which your product MUST impact positively for 2013 contest are:

1.) e-Government & Open Data

2.) e-Health & Environment

3.) e-Learning & Science

4.) e-Entertainment & Games

5.) e-Culture & Tourism

6.) e-Media & Journalism

7.) e-Business & Commerce

8.) e-Inclusion & Empowerment

 

The Process at a glance

-Innovative Tech producers from the 6 Geo-political zones of Nigeria expected to register their interest and product for Nigeria’s National Pre-Selection Contest for the UN World Summit Award, WSA 2013 till June 30th, 2013 after which Nigeria’s best innovative producers will have emerged across the 8 categories for onward registration in the WSA global contest database by the National Expert for Nigeria-Mr Amos Emmanuel.

 

Amos Emmanuel,CEO Programos Software and WSA National expert for Nigeria

 

According to Mr Amos, after the national selection, The jury evaluation will be done in 2 rounds: The first evaluation round will be conducted online and will end with a short list of around 15 products by category. For the only jury it is very important that producers provide videos to demonstrate the value of their product. All producers will get the recommendation to share a short video. For the 2nd Round and decision of 5 winners/ WSA category: The Grand Jury meeting will take place from Aug 29-31 in Tallinn, Estonia. A group of international jury members will decide in a democratic and open discussion on the 5 WSA winners/ category. The 40 Winners will be invited to the WSA Winners events, Oct 24-26, Sri Lanka.

For further inquiries email: programos2000@hotmail.com

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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