Chalkboard Education selected as best national digital solution for World Summit Awards in the category Learning & Education

PRESS RELEASE — Accra/Salzburg, 5 november 2020,

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Smart content combined with optimized utilization of state-of-the-art technology offers immense opportunities to close global and local divides and the achievement of the UN SDGs. Chalkboard Education was nominated as best national digital solution for Ghana for the international Award WSA, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Learning and Education, Chalkboard Education qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2020 among over 340 international nominations — a global diameter of digital innovation, from Canada to Indonesia, from Finland to Mozambique.

The WSA nominees 2020 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.

Chalkboard Education was nominated as best national digital solution for Ghana for the international WSA.

Chalkboard Education is a mobile learning solution allowing schools, universities and NGOs to broadcast training materials, quizzes and surveys remotely, make them accessible without the Internet, and track and measure their impact seamlessly. It is used by over 12,000 learners across Africa.

The WSA 2020 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Value.

“WSA combines two major perspectives in its initiative — first the commitment on the UN SDGs, and how to use ICTs to development. And second the development of a global knowledge society. The UN SDGs must be our measurement — in terms of what to look at and where to look. Today we are living in a completely different environment — through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age — data has become a capital as much as labour, land money and machinery. Hence, it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation that uses ICT for social connectivity. To connect for impact.“ WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.

The WSA nominees are selected carefully and highly competitive by the WSA National Experts from more than 184 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 Learning & Education nationally.

About the WSA

The WSA 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 digital driven social impact community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.

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Media Contact WSA:

Manuela Wagner

WSA Global Community Manager
manuela@wsa-global.org

+43.660.630408.7

Media Contact Chalkboard Education:

Genevieve Simiyu

C.O.O., Ghana Country Manager
genevieve@chalkboard.education

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Educational technology in Africa and emerging markets https://www.chalkboard.education/

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