Ouagadougou/Salzburg, 29 September 2017
Agribusiness TV has been nominated as best national digital solution for Burkina Faso for the international World Summit Awards, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Inclusion and Empowerment, Agribusiness TV 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.
Agribusiness TV was nominated as best national digital solution for Burkina Faso for the international World Summit Award mobile.
Agribusiness TV is the first youth in agribusiness web TV in Africa. Its main objective is to promote youth agricultural entrepreneurship in Africa by showcasing youth success stories in agriculture, highlighting their innovations, key success factors, as well as challenges and opportunities in agribusiness, so as to encourage young people to get engaged in the agricultural sector.
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 and Empowerment 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.
Update: Agribusiness TV has been retained among the shortlisted projects in the first round of Jury evaluation. Find the list of shortlisted projects here: http://bit.ly/2z0eFVo