SDNP/IUCN Pakistan Staff on WSA 2005 Expert Panel

Mr. Shahzad Ahmad, Information Coordinator, Islamabad Programme Office has been selected to represent Pakistan on the WSA Expert Panel 2005.

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global initiative for selecting and promoting the best in e-Content and creativity. It involves representatives from numerous countries on all five continents and sees the bridging of the digital divide and narrowing of the content gap as its overall goal. The WSA places its emphasis on cultural diversity and identity, the creation of varied information content and the digitalization of educational, scientific and cultural heritage. The project is an initiative by the European Academy for Digital Media (EADiM) and is held in the framework of and in cooperation with the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003-2005.

The task of an Expert Panel member is to propose for the WSA 2005 global contest the best in his/her opinion multimedia products or applications from his/her country, according to the 8 categories and guidelines of the WSA 05. A total of eight products (one per category) shall be proposed by entering the data into the WSA online database. The beginning of the WSA 05 registration is July 1st, 2005. All proposed products will be evaluated by the WSA Grand Jury 05, who will meet in August - September 05.

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