As preparations continues across the globe for the 2013 edition of the United Nation World Summit Award, Nigeria is currently in quest for relevant local electronic content (e-content) that can win the country the award. Following the UN WSA database nominations opening, Nigeria’s nominations and national pre-Selection contest has commenced from April 18th to June 30th 2013 as contestants from the 6 geo-political zones are expected to submit their e-content innovation projects for their Nigeria’s pre-selection of 8 best within this period.
According to the national expert coordinator for Nigeria Mr. Amos Emmanuel at a press conference in Lagos to flag off the 2013 UN WSA, the country is shopping for local e-content products from eight categories with global relevance. The categories he listed include e-Government & Open Data, e-Health & Environment, e-Learning & Science, e-Entertainment & Games, e-Culture & Tourism, e-Media & Journalism, e-Business & Commerce and e-Inclusion & Empowerment. Emmanuel who is also the 1st Vice-President, Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria, ITAN and Chief Software Architect/CEO, Programos Software Group, explained that the WSA is a global activity to select and promote the world’s best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications.