Cofundie selected as WSA National Nominee for Smart Cities and Urban Settlements

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HACK THE GAPS – DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE UN SDGS: THE WSA NOMINEES OF 2020

COFUNDIE SELECTED AS BEST NATIONAL DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN THE CATEGORY; SMART CITY AND URBAN SETTLEMENTS

Accra, Ghana 3.11.2020

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. Cofundie was nominated as the best national digital solution for Ghana for the international Award WSA, selecting digital innovation with impact on society.  With this nomination in the Category SMART CITY AND URBAN SETTLEMENTS, COFUNDIE 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 in each corner of the world.

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

Cofundie is addressing Africa’s housing shortage crisis by providing an online platform to crowdfund for proven developers of homes using alternative materials and techniques and provide affordable housing to middle-income earners in the region

 

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 aid 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 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 an 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 an award in itself – the qualification to compete and compare on an international level and being the best practice in Smart Cities and Urban settlements 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 a digital-driven social impact community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focuses on local content with global relevance.

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Manuela Wagner

WSA Global Community Manager
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