Who can Nominate?
We invite nominations from individuals and organizations who have developed innovative content and practices in using ICT (any electronic device, it could be mobile, radio, camera, TV, Computer, or any social networking sites or beyond it, having mass reach) for governance, rural businesses,inclusion, health,education, culture & heritage, news and media, environment etc.
The e-Swabhimani is an initiative of the Information Communication technology agency of Sri Lanka aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation. It is expected that this national award would stimulate a greater interest in the development of a wide range of content and services that would serve the needs of society. The e-Swabhimani was launched in 2009 and attracted over 200 submissions. The 28 winning submissions were recognized with the presentation of the e-Swabhimani Award at a colourful ceremony presided over by the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology Prof. Tissa Vitharana and other distinguished persons including the Country Director World Bank, Chairman ICTA and the Chief Operating Officer, ICTA.
The e-Swabhimani Award process is being conducted along the lines of the World Summit Award and has input from the Digital Empowerment Foundation if India as the Knowledge Partner to ensure that the jury process conforms to international standards. The award is a stepping stone to other regional and international awards with all short listed submissions being nominated to the Manthan Award South Asia. e-Swabhimani 2011 is of special significance as it will be the precursor for selection of the Country’s best in digital content and application for submission to the World Summit Award 2013.
Opening for submission
- June 3rd 2014
Deadline for Applications
- August 29th 2014 (Extended)
- September 12th-13th, 2014
- November 5th 2014
Delivering complete services in public administrations to individuals, businesses and organisations combined with organisational change in order to significantly improve services and democratic processes and strengthen support to public policies; fostering quality and efficiency of information exchange; empowering citizens and public services clients.
Developing the client-centered model of health care where stakeholders collaborate, utilizing ICT, including internet technologies to manage health issues as well as the health care system; meeting the needs of citizens, patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare providers, as well as policy makers.
Leveraging on ICT to foster a safe and healthy environment through a better informed society, developing innovative ICT based methods and technologies to safeguard and promote best practices.
Serving the needs of learners to acquire knowledge and skills for a complex and globalizing world; transforming schools, universities and other educational institutions through interactive, personalized and distributed learning resources; creating active e-learning communities and target models and solutions for corporate training as well as life-long learning.
Supplying digitized entertainment products and services; entertaining the user in this world’s variety of languages and its cultural diversity; supporting movement from one-way to two-way, from single to multiple players, interactive entertainment and the synergy between analog and digital platforms.
Preserving and presenting cultural heritage in line with the challenges of the future; demonstrating valuable cultural assets clearly and informatively using state-of-the-art technology; developing the diversity of cultures and sub-cultures and the multilingual nature of societies.
Fostering global collaboration in key areas of science, and the next generation of infrastructure that will enable it; providing measures to promote and demonstrate scientific processes and make them accessible to citizens; scientific projects articulated through new media.
Support and optimization of business processes; creation of new business models in e-commerce and m-commerce, business to business, business to consumers, internet security and other areas; supporting SMEs on the marketplace; using ICTs for buying and selling as well as servicing customers and collaborating with business partners.
Measures supporting integration of the global information society; bringing disadvantaged community groups into the knowledge society; reducing “digital divide” between technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities and groups such as women, those in remote rural areas bridging society and strengthening social and political participation of individuals and groups through ICTs.
Localization interventions which ensure wide access by society and ICT interventions which give voice to rural masses and enriches their lives with current & relevant news.
Mobile has become the most powerful medium for the exchange of content, services, and building communities. With the high penetration of mobile devices, content and services are becoming essentials in mobile devices. New applications and innovative content which league on the mobile platform.